AddressNewton Mills, Colchester, NS, Canada
Business Category: Textile Milling
Products: yarn, wool batts for quilts, white woolen blankets, cloth for garments, homespun and flannel
Liquid Dates: 1948
Remarks: It was originally a grist mill started by Samuel Creelman in 1786.
1852 -- Mill erected by three brothers: Robert, Samuel and James Creelman. They produced yarn, wool batts for quilts, white woolen blankets and cloth for garments. Homespun and flannel added later. They had a solid local market. The mill employed eight men and women.
1939-1945 -- The mill had trouble getting wool to refine as it was all being sent to larger centres during WWII.
1948 -- John Creelman closed the mill.
1968 -- The mill burned to the ground.
Remarks Source: 1. Burnett, Augusta. Newton Mills and Other Stories. 1972.
2. Deyarmond, I.E. Rambling Winds. 1975. [See p. 143.]
3. Textile Mills in Nova Scotia, Mary Guildford, pg 10.