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George Milsom, ironfounder etc

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George Milsom

George Milsom at the gate of his works, about 1890

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George Milsom (c1835-1919), described himself as an agricultural engineer and general commission agent. It is probable that he was related to Charles Huntley Milsom (c1798-1860), who had been working as a blacksmith and engineer “near the Bridge” since at least 1840.
George Milsom produced a wide range of articles: steam engines, agricultural machinery, household fittings such as fire grates, dairying equipment like a cheese press that was in Cloford Manor in Somerset, and items of street furniture. There was a gully grating with his name cast into the iron in Church Street next to Dutch Barton, but it disappeared as part of a County Council replacement programme in the 1990s. It was said to have been found at the council depot in Melksham and put aside for Bradford on Avon Museum, but subsequently was lost.

George Milsom had retired by 1895 and went to live in Mount Pleasant, opposite Christ Church where he was buried in 1919.

Milsom handed the business over to Berkley Uncles, who had been working with him as his apprentice.