With thanks to Woodend & District Heritage Society. The society meets on Wednesdays, 10am-4pm, at the old courthouse in Forest St, Woodend.
Newham Flour Mill was built by Walter Brydon in 1864. The photo above shows the mill from Brydon’s Rd, which is now Don’s Rd. Behind the fence and the huge woodpile on the right can be seen the back of Newham Post Office.
Thomas Newnham bought the flour mill in 1889 and set about turning it into a bacon factory like one he owned in Glen Iris.
His Newham bacon factory won awards and remained in operation until 1936.
✍️ Jannyse Williams, author of Echoes of the Past: A History of Newham and Cobaw.
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