History Group Talk – A History of Bitton Mill

A History of Bitton Mill is the topic of the next meeting of the Bitton History Group this Tuesday, the 18th of June (7.30pm)  and will be a presentation by  Tony Wilmott, in the Church Hall in Church Lane.

Bitton Mill is at the heart of Bitton Village, now a thriving community with contemporary homes that draw on the site’s industrial heritage. For over 300 years Bitton Mill was a major employer in the area, such that everyone locally was either employed at the mill or a had family members or friends who worked there.

Opened originally in 1702, the mill first operated as a brass mill.  By 1824 high-quality paper manufacturing was taking place, known as the Golden Valley Paper Mill.  In 1962, the site was adapted to produce pressed-fibre products mainly for the automotive industry.

We are very fortunate that Tony Wilmott who was the works manager, documented the history of the site from 1962 to 2006 including an incredible set of photos that show the development of the site and the products manufactured.

We look forward to seeing you there. Everyone is welcome! Free entry.

More information www.bittonhistory.org.uk