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By Eleanor Darke

ISBN-10: 0920474896

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It's tricky for Todmorden generators Museum viewers to visualize that this web site so with regards to the busy Don Valley expressway used to be domestic to an incredible mill. As early as 1793 Governor Simcoe well-known the economic power of this element of the Don River. by means of 1795 Skinner's sawmill used to be less than development, beginning an period of technological improvement that unfold past the valley of the Don into what was once then Muddy York. this present day, Todmorden serves to remind us of Toronto's commercial historical past and the spirit of the time. This helpful neighborhood heritage confirms the importance of early generators and later factories alongside the Don River and acknowledges the jobs performed through Timothy Skinner, Parshall Terry, George Playter, William Helliwell and different settlers and marketers of Governor John Graves Simcoe's time and past. Eleanor Darke, assisted by means of Ian Wheal, provides us with an informative account of the folks, their lives and their artistic effect.

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The Skinners' neighbours in the valley were of varied backgrounds, ranging from criminals to members of the nobility. In 1798 and 1799 there were at least two depositions sworn out against local residents for the crimes of break and enter and assault. " 3 The second and more serious charge was laid against Samuel Sinclair in 1799 by Charles Falcondo. It is intriguing how clearly the atmosphere of the whole sordid situation comes through both the legal language and the years. Deposition of Charles Falcondo against Samuel Sinclair, York ...

They also made the following announcement in The Colonial Advocate concerning their intentions. Promissory note from William Lyon Mackenzie to John Eastwood. Both Eastwood and Skinner were Reform sympathizers before the Rebellion. Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library A Mill Should be Build Thereon: A History of Todmorden Mills 55 YORK PAPER MILL The subscribers, having entered into copartnership, for the purpose of converting the Don Mills into a paper mill, and having most of the millwright work done, and also a considerable stock of rags collected, they will lose no time in completing and carrying it into operation.

By the 18305, maps of the area show that a large frame home had been constructed on the north side of Pottery Road, directly opposite the Terry house. Traditionally, this was called the Skinner house so was probably the home he built from his profits in the mill. Where Eastwood lived when he first arrived at the mills is uncertain. Robertson's sketch of the mills shows a small house alongside the paper A Mill Should be Build Thereon: A History of Todmorden Mills 58 mill which might have served this purpose.

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