Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Old Mill

Close by the swing bridge I showed yesterday  is the British Extraction company mill. It was built in 1919 to grind linseed and rape seed and so on to extract oil. The seed was delivered by boat and stored in the large silos to the rear. As you can see it's no longer in use, in fact it has stood idle for over forty years! There was a move to demolish it in the 1990s but  now it has Grade 2 listing so it just sits there watching the river flow. It was so well built it won't fall down.
Like the bridge this building attracts the attentions of photographers who sneak in and explore it.   You can see some of their  images here and here. Climbing up to the roof is definitely a young person's game.

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