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Old 01-09-2013, 10:16 AM
janwhin janwhin is offline
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Default Tosson Mills

I've been doing a bit of family history and came across the "Ashtons" who married into my 4 x great grandfather's family. The patriarch came originally from Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire to manage the mill at Acklington Park. Sometime later the family moved to Tosson where they owned the woollen manufactory there.
The obituary in 1892 for one of the sons refers to Ashton plaids being famous across the north, used for wraps and rugs. They were also patronised by royalty on their visits to stay at Cragside. Their most famous plaid was called "Simonside".
I've never heard of this before and wonder if anyone else might know about the woollen operations in Rothbury?
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:52 PM
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Could it have been Otterburn Mill, as they have made blankets
for year,s I think the queen mother had blankets made for the
princess Margaret,s pram,it,s just a thought.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:18 PM
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It was definitely at Tosson and not Otterburn. But I don't know when Otterburn got going, maybe afterwards?
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:36 PM
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I am sure you have read this reference Janwhin, but just in case! http://www.northumberlandnationalpar...ory/tossonmill
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:57 PM
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I had picked up a few references on the internet but not that one Sleighbelle. Thanks.

Looks like Otterburn was established about 1820 ish by the Waddels.
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