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Tibberton Paper mill

The chimney at Tibberton was a landmark in this place. The paper mill was set up in 1850 and closed in 1912.

Postcard of The Avenue, Tibberton showing paper mill chimney

The Mill chimney is on the left in this photo. The road shown in this photo is The Avenue and is now called London Road. The Chimney was demolished in October 1932. The Headteacher of the local school allowed the School children to view the Chimney just as it was about to fall.

Photo of Memo showing image of the Paper Mills

The chimney destroyed was not the first chimney, the previous blew down in 1862 in a gale. Their were victims from this event a newly married couple living in Mill Cottages. They were struck dead in bed.

Paper Mill in 1912

The owner of the Paper mill was Martin Billings who lived at Meeson Hall.

Felling of Tibberton’s paper mill chimney on October 23 1932.

The Felling of Tibberton’s paper mill chimney is the last photo on October 23 1932. The church is shown in the distance.

Sources – information from Changing Village by Jim Barker.

By margaretford

I have been researching my family tree over 25 years. My ancestors are from the Midland counties. Working on One Place study in Shropshire

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