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Hocker’s Mill Accounts

Courtesy Jeremy Winfrey and Virginia Historical Society

Buckingham history is scattered everywhere!

An account between William Hill Winfrey and George Hocker of Hocker’s mill has survived and is contained in the Allen Papers, housed at the… 34 more words

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Times-Standard now the mouth piece for Eureka's Good Ol' Boyz

Fool taxpayers once, shame on you.  Fool them twice….

It appears that Paul Rodrigues or someone that works at the City of Eureka (see his previous comments on this blog) wrote the Times-Standard editorial opinion this past Sunday (In Eureka, a critical choice).  787 more words

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Hocker’s Mill, a.k.a. Slate River Mills

 Slate River Mills, rebuilt after 1905

Courtesy of Historic Buckingham

Hocker’s Mill, also known as Slate River Mills, was the subject of a very brief Virginia Historical Survey written by Garnett Williams.  124 more words

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Spring: Blow-Me-Down Mill Cornish, NH

This beautiful spring day prompted my children and I to go for a drive and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Our drive took us by the historic Blow-Me-Down Mill located in Cornish, NH. 26 more words


Final collections, tweed reseach, mill visits, yarn road trips, weaving and fundraising.......

Nearing the end of my last year and I can’t believe that the past 12 weeks have just disappeared! It’s a bit scary…..we are now on a three week break for Easter (not really a break as such) as my days have been busy filling in technical specifications for my final collection, filling in missing gaps in my sketchbook, and next week I am heading home to Shetland to weave a few extra bits and pieces that I want to add into my collection.  770 more words


Buckingham County 1856: Oakley For Sale

American Farm Scenes No. 3 (1853, by Fanny Palmer

In 1856, something was stirring in Buckingham County.
A significant number of valuable Buckingham farms and other businesses were advertised for sale in the Richmond newspapers. 224 more words

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