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Stone unturned.

Byline: Carole Pattison

I READ with interest in your paper, and again in the Focus leaflet, of the millstones erected at Coatham.

Councillors Crawford and Curr state that the millstones are from the Coatham mill. They are not. They are from the mill at Marsh Farm, Warrenby.

They are the only granite millstones in the area and were gifted to Kirkleatham Museum by the Troup family of Marsh Farm in the 1980s. How strange that they should reappear with a Coatham sign affixed to them.

Will the councillors be putting the record straight in some way? Perhaps with a plaque on the millstones stating their true provenance?

Certainly I think an apology to the Troup family of Marsh Farm, Warrenby would be the least that should be done.

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jun 12, 2007
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