Creech St Michael Paper Mill

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15th August 2016 at 09:41 #438

Chris Bennett
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Mill Creech St Michael Paper Mill
Address Creech St Michael, Taunton, Somerset,
Nat Grid Location ST 268253
Companies A & R Sommerville & Co.; Purnells; British Printing Corporation; Creech Paper Mill and others
English Mill Excise No 1875
Status Shut during 1970 to 2015
Est. Papermaking Start Date 1873
Date Closed Sep-1993
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Link1 somerset-cat.swheritage.org.uk
Link2 http://www.creechstmichael.net

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25th January 2017 at 08:33 #637

Daven
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Something went wrong with the closure date. I think it was 1993.

18th July 2018 at 11:14 #850

Chris Bennett
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Hi Daven

Have modified Creech entry – you are correct.

Have had email from Tony Cornish

I wanted to mention that when I worked in the UK I used to deal with a Mill at Creech in Somerset called Robert Somerville. They made woodfree uncoateds on a single machine. The reason I probably remember them is that once they phoned us to apologise about the funny “squiggly lines” on an order they had supplied to us, which they told us, as they took their water from the river alongside the Mill, was from baby eels, I think that they are called elvers, swimming up the wire.

As I recall the quality was generally on the low side but acceptable.

enough said!

 

18th July 2018 at 11:19 #851

Chris Bennett
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Entry from 1967 Directory of Papermakers1967 Directory of Pakermakers Witherby & Co p41

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