James Thurlow born 1827
 Bridge Mill
St Mary Street

Bridge Mill
Picture from the SWOP website
Reference number RHW : 08226

I am a miller, Thurlow my name,
Bridge Mill my place, corn is my game,
A busy life mine, a miller works hard
Sorting the grain sacks stored in my yard,
Mill wheels need water, mill stones need corn
So I do the checking that nothing gets worn
And then when I've finished I'm home for the night
Skirting the Wye 'til the Rye is in sight.

James was running Bridge Mill at quite an early age.  He married Ellen Robinson from Cambridgeshire and they lived along the London Road, next door to Harlow House.
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