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Offline Anotherfamilyhistorynut

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Rice Mills in London in 1900s
« on: Monday 13 September 21 22:36 BST (UK) »
My grand father lost his eye whilst working as a Millwright in a London Rice Mill but I do not know which company he could have worked for.   Can anyone provide more information regarding this please?  He was born in 1869 and was described as an Engineer or millwright throughout his working life.   

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Re: Rice Mills in London in 1900s
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 14 September 21 11:42 BST (UK) »
Hello Anotherfamilyhistorynut and welcome to RootsChat.

I can see references to at least 2 rice mills in London in the late 1800s - the London Rice Mills Company at Cubitt Town, and the Queens Wharf Rice Mill at Rotherhithe.

What was your grandfather's name? There may be some reference to the accident in newspapers of the day?

Also, which part of London did he live in, as this may help in determining where he worked?

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Re: Rice Mills in London in 1900s
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 14 September 21 12:14 BST (UK) »
From the 1902 London PO Directory:
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Re: Rice Mills in London in 1900s
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 14 September 21 12:17 BST (UK) »
1934:
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Re: Rice Mills in London in 1900s
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 September 21 18:26 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for great replies.  My ancester was Thomas Edward BODELL born 1869 in Southwark so the Mills shown are very relevant

Can anyone suggest where records may be kept

Thanks again