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Ditchford Mill

In 1939 Ditchford Mill in the 1960s
Ditchford Mill in 1939
and in the 1960s

Wm. Saunders was miller here in 1685 when an inventory of his goods and possessions was made.
Wm. Tibson was the miller in 1719 (his will).

Memorial Inscription recorded at the Top Meeting Old Batist Church burial ground
MI no 78 - Sacred in the memory of William MARSHALL of Ditchford Mill who departed this life November 17 1824 aged 20 years.

Mr. Wm. Southam, was at Ditchford Mills in 1837 - see Assoc. for Prosecution of Felons

Northampton Mercury, 21st Sept 1844

Rushden Lodge, Northamptonshire

To Be Sold By Auction

By Mr. Pendered

By direction of the Executors of the late Mr. W. Marshall, of Ditchford Mill, upon the premises, at Rushden Lodge adjoining the Turnpike Road leading from Irchester to Higham Ferrers), on Monday September 20th 1844.

The Valuable Live Farming Stock, Farming Implements, and some other Effects.

Consisting of 100 ewes and theaves, 40 shearhogs, 80 lambs, four in-calf milking cows, three sturks, two calves, four good cart horses, three cart mares, handsome bay pony, quiet in harness, four-years-old; small black pony, three-years-old; seven sets of horse harness, narrow-wheeled wagon, two broad-wheel carts, one narrow-wheel cart, excellent sociable, on springs; field roll, winnowing machine (by Blackwell), forks, rakes, sieves, and general barn tackle, bean mill, corn screen, corn drags, chaff box, two horse cribs, two cow cribs, lead horse trough, eight sheep cribs, sheep and pig troughs, three pair of barrows, two large barrows, two wheel ploughs, two swing ploughs, long and short ladders, about 12 dozen hurdles, and two dozen of trays, wagon cloth, quantity of sacks, pair of steps, and some other effects.

Also a quantity of Brewing Vessels, &c.

Sale to commence at Eleven o’clock.

The above Stock will be found worthy the attention of purchasers.

Wellingborough News, 11th March 1882, transcribed by Kay Collins

ACCIDENT—On Tuesday a horse belonging to Mr. Eve, of Ditchford Mills, started from Mrs. Pack's, baker, at a furious rate, up the street, and when near the Green Dragon it came into contact with the sidewalk, and overthrew the trap, breaking the shafts off, and injuring the horse, but fortunately, although several had narrow escapes, no one was injured.

Rushden Echo, 3rd September 1909, transcribed by Peter Brown

PICNIC–In connection with the Zion Baptist Chapel, Rushden, a picnic was held on Saturday last at Ditchford Mill, by permission of Mr and Mrs Hales. The company numbered 80. Tea was served, picnic style, in the field, and afterwards games were entered into with zest including cricket, football &c. Other pastimes included fishing. Delightful weather prevailed. The tea was given by members of the church and congregation, and the proceeds - £2 10s – were for the building fund.

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