6 thoughts on “Henry Sanderson Ltd, Corn & Agricultural Merchants

  1. The mill was certainly on Maritime Road.I worked round the corner from that mill between 1960-63 for John Green, sheetmetalworkers. The building still stands and is a used car sales outlet.
    Just behind the mill was the rail line that took steel plates into the steelworks to be rolled into pipes. Afterwards, they would be brought out by rail for delivery to their customers.


  2. An 1893 map shows a flour mill on this site, but difficult to know if its the same building, it is shown as having a small siding off the North Shore branch line behind. Interestingly the area of the lean-to part of the building, on the right (just visible in this photo), was once a street called Edwards Row. The adjoining buildings, now on Baltic Close, were once houses and look to of survived from before 1860.


  3. This was one of the many companies which sprung into existence following the construction of the North Shore Branch line in the 1830s, which despite its early problems, eventually became a great success. But I do wonder if this was actually an early 20th century building with the equipment powered by electricity.


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