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    I have recently discovered that my family, surname WILSON, were flour millers/dealers in the city some 100+ years ago ... also that my great uncle FRANK CAMPBELL WILSON was Lord Mayor in 1922/23. Can anyone add to this scant knowledge or point me towards some sources. Thanks.

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    Wilson's Mill in Mill Street Liverpool 8. The mill is still there operating and under new owners. Lots of stuff on this forum about it. It was operating under the name Wilson until around 30-35 years ago, maybe even less. They were one of the last operators of steam trucks, up until about 1970.

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    The mill can be seen here. The white concrete building to the right of the gas holder. The bottom of picture is filled in docks. The docks sheds can still be seen. The mill was served with grain from the huge nearby grain silo at Brunswick Dock.


    The mill in 1907:


    As a kid I recall the old mill being burnt down. Big fire!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydee2u View Post
    I have recently discovered that my family, surname WILSON, were flour millers/dealers in the city some 100+ years ago ... also that my great uncle FRANK CAMPBELL WILSON was Lord Mayor in 1922/23. Can anyone add to this scant knowledge or point me towards some sources. Thanks.
    How exciting for you !, family history is a wonderful (expensive) hobby !

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    The Mill again:

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    how it once was?


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    There's a portrait of him and his wife (Lady Frances Campbell Wilson I think) in the main ballroom in the Town Hall.

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