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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. Heaps Rice Mill

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    Joseph Heap & Sons Ltd., Rice Millers, 1900-1974

    Joseph Heap 1762-1833 was a sugar boiler trading with Barbados and Jamaica. In 1864, when rice shipments from the Carolinas were cut by the American Civil War, Heaps sent their Diamond H ships to lift a thousand tons of ‘Cargo’ rice for the family mill in Liverpool.

    In 1866, 364,000 tons of rice left Rangoon, Akyab, Bassien and Moulmein aboard sailing ships bound from Lower Burma for the mills in Bremen,