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The Making of Snuff

Text: Malcolm Dick

Image: Snuff Grinding: gearing in the snuff mill, Golden Valley, near Tickenhill, Bewdley (late 20th century)

[Image from: Bewdley Museum]

Summary

Snuff was an important consumer product in the 18th century. Rich and poor “took” snuff and it was processed in several locations. Outside Bewdley, a snuff mill was created to grind the raw material, tobacco. The history of the industry is linked to early 20th century photographs, which show the abandoned and derelict mill and machinery.



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Sources and Further Reading

Bourne, Ursula, Snuff, (Princes Risborough, Shire Publications Ltd.,1990)