Hi Dave, Thanks for your message and your warm welcome on the newbi post I posted in the indroduce yourself section, It's a small world in some respects, as a small child when there was a noise in the house that couldnt be explained my parents would say it only old Ben (Arber), used to scare me stiff lol, I do not know any more of the Arber family I'm affraid, but living in the area if theres something you would like checked up on just let me know I'll try to help where i can. A little further info on the mill and later the bungalow that was build on the site is that Ben's sisthe Rose sold the mill and mill house in 1950 to a Mr Cliff Leonard, he had the mill pulled down around 1952 and the bungalow was build in around 1963, in Jan 1964 my farther bought the mill house and Cliff Leonard moved into the bungalow, this was later sold to Mr and Mrs Harrison, then to Mr Peter Coulson (decessed) his widow Sheila still lives there
Many thanks for all the info you gave on Arber's Mill. As you say, you can't beat local knowledge! My family are the Arbers who were at Burwell, many of them buried in the churchyard there. But the more I research the family the more I see connections with Arber's in the surrounding areas. My family ran the Arbers Mill at Burwell and also had a clunch pit. One of them was a cordwainer. (Shoemaker) and lived in Parsonage Lane. I think (only tenuous proof at present) the Arbers in Littleport are a branch of this family. They left Burwell in about 1860, George Arber, the coachman from Newmarket to London being the last of my direct line born there in 1845 being of my direct line.
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Best wishes, Dave. (aka Somerstown)
Hi Dave, I'm sorry I have deleted you email address as per forum policy.