1986: THE INKWORKS - LINTZFORD

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    "The world famed Richardson Printing Ink Co. Ltd. has been in Lintzford since the late 18th century. It was previously a corn mill then a paper mill. It is situated in the heart of the Derwent Valley about 7 miles from Newcastle and about 2 miles north west of Rowlands Gill, on the Consett road. To enter the works, one must drive carefully over a small humped back bridge then over ancient cobble stones that were probably laid when the works was still a paper mill. The Derwent River was, and still is, used by the works, but for different reasons. It was used to turn the mill and now it is used to cool the machines. Approximately 50 people work at the Inkworks. They work an 8 hour day, five days a week, with overtime..."
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    BBC - Domesday Reloaded
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    Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20120318110120/http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-412000-555000/page/16
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years ago
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