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Bellows Mill

August 16, 2011 by Colin in forum Genealogy / History

#965 Colin , 16 August 2011, 16:32

Could anyone tell me if there are old photos of Bellows Mill, if so would it be possible to have a good copy of such. The reason for this is several generations of the Dyer family were born and bread at the Mill, and it would be nice to include an old photo of the mill. Colin

#966 Tom n Harry, 23 August 2011, 19:16

Hi Colin...
Beds Records Office maybe able to help.If you go to their web site & search Eaton Bray they have a list of 19 items including press cuttings to do with Bellows Mill.

#967 Tom n Harry, 23 August 2011, 19:16

Contact Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service
Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service
Riverside Building
Borough Hall
MK42 9AP

Email: [email protected]

Tel: (01234) 228833
Fax: (01234) 228854

Opening hours:

Monday 0900-1900
Tuesday and Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday - closed
Friday 0900 - 1700

#976 Colin , 16 September 2011, 08:42

Thanks Tom & Harry, for your help on Bellows Mill, most informative and a great help. Once again thank you. Colin.

#3441 Deborah Green, 2 September 2016, 21:39

I have recently become interested in Bellows Mill and have read various articles. In 1624 the house was owned by Thomas Johnson who set up the Lidlington charity and conveyed the house to Trustees.
The family currently occupying the house and running a wedding and self catering business there, can trace their occupation of the house back eight generations.
But my research has shown that the mill was sold in the early 1960s.
Is somebody able to provide a history of the mill and its inhabitants please?

#3442 Tom n Harry, 3 September 2016, 07:48

This may help

#3446 Anne, 16 September 2016, 10:28

Dear Deborah,
I have quite a lot of information on the Dyer family who ran Bellows Mill for several generations before the Simmons family took over the lease. I am happy to share what I have. I think you can get hold of my email address by contacting the administrator.

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