An early photograph provides evidence of the presence of a black worker or workers at the Roller Mills Factory in the late 19th or early 20th century.

a group of workers at Roller Mills_ c. 1900, image courtesy of Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

A group of workers at Roller Mills, c. 1900. Image courtesy of Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life archives hold an early photograph showing a black worker standing alongside others in front of Roller Mills in West Exe. 

The photo dates from either the late 19th century or early 20th century. 

Unfortunately, no names are known and any records of workers are now lost.