HomeTown – 16 – Many Names

HomeTown - 16 - Many Names
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One thing that I like about Milton is the fact we have a downtown, not just a city centre but a downtown, that historic core when the town sprung up from. Today there are a couple of pubs, restaurants, shops, and churches. But it wasn’t always so, the downtown of Milton used to have plenty of industry. From the original mills built by the Martin family, the PL Robertson factory. And take, for example, this building here, if you travelled back to 1892 Milton you may not recognize the place. It was built as the Winn Shoe Company, it also served as the Model Knitting Mills, then a hardware store by the 1950s. By the 1990s most of the industry pulled out from the core with the demolition of the last Mill, the Supersweet Mill (Built 1963 to replace the 2nd Martin Grist Mill). Today the Thai House is a favourite of Heather’s and Mine and serves an excellent Pad Thai.

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