The Land of Oak & Iron

Memories of Winlaton Mill

thu08jun(jun 8)9:00 AMwed28(jun 28)4:00 PMMemories of Winlaton MillA collection from Christopher Charles Hamilton

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We feel very privileged to display a small selection of the wonderful paintings, postcards and commemorative cups of Winlaton Mill, collected over many years by local historian Christopher Charles Hamilton.

Chris was born in Winlaton Mill in 1949 and raised in June Avenue. Always with a draw back to Winlaton Mill,  Chris moved his family back to the Village in 1981 and lived there until his death earlier this year.

Chris was a local historian and a great advocate for the interests of the village. He was part of the Butterfly Bridge Project and brought the Crowley Bell back to the village. The bell has been on display at the entrance of the Heritage Centre since the building first opened.  He was the main instigator in the resurrection of the Butterfly Bridge and an avid collector of historical memorabilia from the village.

As a local historian Chris spent hours in library archives, passionately researching the history of the old mill, particularly the working class. Chris knew the history of the village better than anyone.

Thanks to Chris’ family for the kind loan of the items on display in the Heritage Centre windows and the display case in the foyer.  The family and the Heritage Centre would be interested in any memories you have of Winlaton Mill and the area—please use the little book on the display case to record your memories.


8 (Thursday) 9:00 AM - 28 (Wednesday) 4:00 PM


Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre

Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill


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