Sunday, April 12, 2015
CAN YOU HELP WITH BRIGG FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH?
Stephen Riley, who lives in Mexico, has contacted Brigg Blog, attaching this newspaper cutting showing the mill of Thomas Bell and Sons when it was still wind sail driven.
He says: "I am trying to obtain a better copy, but hope you might also have leads as to whether a copy of this picture or others might be available in the archives of local Brigg or Scunthorpe newspapers. I have looked on line with little success.
"I have traced an interesting history of the Bell family back to 1820, and a history of the mill itself which was originally constructed by another miller..... and sold to Thomas Bell later in the 19th century.
"I think before being millers they were coal merchants and possibly ferry men in Barrow."
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