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12-09-2005, 12:03 PM
hi my ggrandfather was killed in an accident in 1942. on his funeral sheet it said there was a representative of buxhall mills present, my ggrandfather was a wheelwright amongst other things and i wondered if buxhall mills was a sawmill? i have googled it and looked through pages of suffolk history but found nothing. anyone out there able to help? many thanks helen
I've had a search around and found www.
Hope it might be the right mill :) Even if it isn't the virtual tour is fun ;)
19-09-2005, 4:24 PM
thanks for all the info will look into it!!!!
many thanks helen
02-04-2011, 8:45 PM
Helen did you find any answers about Buxhall Mill. are you still on this site as your posting was a long time ago. Edward Jones
03-04-2011, 8:41 AM
Hi Edward yes i'm still around!! didn't find out much about the mill itself BUT the reason a representative from the mill was their was because they had something to do with the accident. Originally i was thinking as he was a wheelwright he may have got his wood from them and that was why they sent a representative. I would be interested to know what info you have!!
We too are seeking information regarding Buxhall Mill in relation to the Castells who worked there for Mr Clover. Also interested in any connections to the Castells in and around Buxhall.
11-08-2012, 6:27 AM
The mill was used for cleaning grain and dressing flour.
Wikipedia has a very extensive article on the history of the Mill.
It mentions J A Clover as the MIller in 1972. It lists Clover as the Miller right back to 1815.
The mill has been repeatedly damaged and rebuilt so I would expect that a wheelwright would be in great demand.
11-08-2012, 6:28 AM
What time frame are you interested in regarding the Castell family?
11-08-2012, 2:31 PM
HI all the mill still exists but is derelict :-( i have found out the info i needed but will look into the castells if required? i have quite a bit of info on buxhall (inc a map of the churchyard) and am visiting there in sept. if you could give me a few more specifics i'll give it a go. Am away over the weekend but will reply as soon as i can.
best wishes helen
12-08-2012, 10:20 AM
My partner's Grandfather and Great Grandfather were both in the employ of the Clover Family. Sidney James Castell (1891 - 1976) was a Journeyman Miller and Frederick John Castell (1864 - 1926)was a carpenter and wheelright. Alfred Edgar Castell (1893 -1979), Sidney James' brother also worked for the Clovers.
We have information on the family themselves but what we are interested in finding is more indepth information about the connections between the Clovers and the Castells during this time in Buxhall - whether there was more of a personal connection alongside a working relationship - simply to add flesh to the bones and the family lore.
14-08-2012, 9:12 AM
HI Emma have heard from a cousin of mine in the area and there are still Castells around Stowmarket who might be connected to your enquiry. If he see them he will let them know about this website and see if you can get in touch with each other. There are lots of books about Stowmarket which mention this area some by 'steve williams' 'serving you through the years'. Or why not contact the Suffolk family history society they have a local group in Stowmarket and would probably know more!! (they are very friendly and helpful!!) will keep you updated if i find anything! best wishes Helen
Many thanks for the reply. I have pm'd you. John's sister will be very interested in this too.
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