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old flour mill location?

Postby Lynniixx » 20 Mar 2021, 20:14

I'm in the middle of doing some research on the towns, macabre histories, dark stories and haunted locations for a mini web series that i'm hopnig to create. i found an account of a young man being killed in an accident in a flour mill in kings lynn in 1936, but the article doesn't give an address or location for this mill. if anyone has any idea where this could have been it would be greatly appreciated! (as would any other macabre/ dark history stories you may have) thanks!
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Re: old flour mill location?

Postby Appso » 20 Mar 2021, 20:52

Very close to that date was the death of Ernest Kerrison, owner of West Winch Tower mill. See Norfolk Windmills Site.
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Re: old flour mill location?

Postby Lynniixx » 20 Mar 2021, 21:16

Appso wrote:Very close to that date was the death of Ernest Kerrison, owner of West Winch Tower mill. See Norfolk Windmills Site.


thank you! i shall look into it!
the name i have is edward mays, he was 28 at the time of his death
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Re: old flour mill location?

Postby KTL16825 » 21 Mar 2021, 12:12

I hope the attached article from the Lynn Advertiser of 28 Feb 1936 is of some help. Apologies for the indifferent quality of the image, but I have provided a transcription later in this thread.

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Re: old flour mill location?

Postby KTL16825 » 21 Mar 2021, 12:42

Some more information on Edward Mayes. He was born Q4 1909 in Great Cornard nr. Sudbury to George Albert Mayes & Charlotte Sarah Ann Laugley. In the 1911 census, he had two brothers: Robert (8) and John Albert (7). Edward married Nesta Webb on 23rd Dec. 1933 at St. Nicholas' Chapel, Lynn. He died on 27 Feb. 1936 and was buried at HRC on 4 Mar. 1936. (In the burial register from St. Margaret's with St. Nicholas' his age is given as 26, but it appears erroneously as 54 in the cemetery records: possibly in confusion with his address at 54 Austin Street.)
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Re: old flour mill location?

Postby Tresagreen » 21 Mar 2021, 14:02

Pauls mill ( R and W Paul ) Kings Lynn.

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Re: old flour mill location?

Postby EWW » 21 Mar 2021, 14:41

Lots more pictures in this link.

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I do not want thanks for any research I am able to help out with. I just love doing it.
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Re: old flour mill location?

Postby KTL16825 » 21 Mar 2021, 16:16

A transcription of the Lynn Advertiser article:

"A young workman, Edward Mays, aged about 28 years, living at 54 Austin St., Lynn, was killed in shocking circumstances last (Thursday) night following a mishap at the mill of Messrs. R. & W. Paul Ltd., Lynn. During the evening it was discovered that the young man was missing. A search was made by fellow workmen and eventually Mays's body was found in a flour-bin. Apparently he had been suffocated, following a fall. The bin is about 20 feet deep and about 5 feet in diameter.
The flour, it is understood, falls into the bin from above. The police were informed, but artificial respiration was to no avail. Mr. Carr, manager of the mill was summoned last night to the works and an inquiry is in progress. Mays had been employed at the mills for about twelve years. He was married and was very popular with his companions, and was a member of the football team formerly associated with the works. It is understood that an inquest may be held today (Friday). At the time of going to press, the Lynn borough coroner had not been informed of the tragedy."

N/B: In Kelly's (1900), the entry for the company reads as follows:

Paul R. and W. Limited grain importers & merchants & lamb food mfrs. Athenaeum buildings ; & at Ipswich. Telephone 68 Lynn; Telegrams "Paul, Lynn".
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