Machinery

Explore #3: Bourton Mill, near Gillingham, North Dorset – August 2013

On the drive down to Cornwall for a camping holiday Dora P and I took a quick detour from the A303, via some country lanes which were easily as narrow as any in our native Norfolk, to this fascinating site. Here is a brief background to the mill, taken from Bourton’s wiki page: “The mill, which is mentioned in the Domesday book, has had many incarnations. As a linen mill it processed flax and supplied canvas to the Royal Navy…

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Explore #2: Ebridge Mill, North Walsham, Norfolk – August 2013

This was my second explore, and again a pretty successful one. The place was absolutely full of pigeons, remains of pigeon, and pigeon crap – you get the idea. Explored with Dora P, and we were both very grateful to have our P3 rated masks with us! Here is a brief background to the mill, taken from The Norfolk Mills Site: “Ebridge Mill was also sometimes known as North Walsham Mill. The old mill was 5 storeys high and built…

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