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Coquet 05-03-2010 06:15 PM

Guyzance Mill
Guyzance Mill, date of use / disuse unknown!

Pete 12-06-2010 06:18 PM

Masons mark?
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I came across this today, carved into the stonework of Guyzance mill

Pete 12-06-2010 06:21 PM

Guyzance mill graffiti
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Graffitti from inside the mill. Cogged by ???? 1913

Pete 12-06-2010 06:25 PM

Guyzance mill graffiti
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You're a bad lad, Lester :D

AndrewMcQ 10-12-2011 10:48 PM

My grandad, Thomas Wilson was born in Guyzance in 1910. His father was the miller here at this point, until he died in a motorbike accident ~ 1929 I believe. They lived in the mill house which is on the other side of the road towards Guyzance village. After that point his wife, and my great uncle Fred Wilson ran the mill business but I don't know when the mill stopped being used. I think Fred became an agricultural rep, and retired to Warkworth in the late 1970's.
There is an interesting interview with Fred available here: A Miller's Tale - wish I'd been old enough to want to get a proper history from all of them myself - all I remember is the tall tales that grandad would tell us as kids!

Coquet 11-12-2011 02:26 PM

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That's an interesting read.

I didn't know Wilson Hepple was buried in Acklington Churchyard. I've got a little watercolour Amble seascape by him:

Also interesting to note that there was a large army camp between Guyzance and Acklington during WW1

this is a photo of where I think the water wheel sat at Gyzance mill:

brownknees 12-12-2011 02:53 AM

I am sure I have seen the mill with its waterwheel when out cycling probably about 1950ish onward.Left the area in 1954.

Alan J. 10-01-2012 07:11 PM

Guyzance Mill
I found this interesting as my wifes grandmother was originally Elizabeth Wilson from Guyzance Mill. She married James Ions Gray at Acklington church on June 26th 1899 and her fathers name was given as John Wilson of Guyzance Mill.
She was 31 years old at the time making her born in 1868.Coincidently James Ions Grays address is given as South Side which is more or less the same place as the Wilsons previous mill so that was probably how they knew each other.She died in 1950 at Alnmouth.

briansummers77 03-07-2017 12:12 PM

Memory of guidance mill
I was born 1936 in guyzance village,my farther worked at
Broomhill colliery,I can remember going to Guyzance mill
with my mother to purchase flour to Bake our bread
also porrage oats,New Fred and Jack,i was in touch with
Fred until he in his 90s

Alan J. 04-07-2017 02:54 PM

Hello Brian, coincidently we share a cousin, Dorothy Carr, now Oake, has recently moved to live in High Hauxley, I visited her yesterday and your name came up in conversation.

borderlad 17-09-2017 11:21 AM

Mill wheel
I`m sure I remember seeing the wheel in situ in the 1960s. It was recovered from there in 1994 and it is now at Pathead Mill Blaydon thanks to the Duke of Northunberland who I believe never wanted Guyzance Mill restored

Edmund 09-04-2020 11:37 AM

Re - Fred Wilson
Hi there,

To the chap whose great Uncle was Fred Wilson, I thught you might be interested to know that my grandparents, knew your Uncle well, when they lived in Guyzance over 40 years ago. Their name was Wetherell and your uncle may have mentioned them, indeed my grandfather wrote to The Duke of Northumberland in the early 1970s asking to rebuild the mill, but was denied permission. A great pity as I think it could be an asset to the community in many ways.

Ironically I now live just outside Guyzance having moved back to Northumberland recently! Now all I need is a couple of million to rebuild the mill. I don't imagine the current duke would be quite as fussy!

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