Monday, 14 August 2006

Theres an old mill by the stream ...Nelly Deane!!

Thankyou again Donna ....I love your mill !

A bit more local History in pictures ,I took these pictures one hot sunny day last month ,Iwent for a walk along the tow path,and walking back towards the bridge and the town it occured to me ,to share with you ,the main Street is built over the river  now,it was a river running through the town until the late 1800's ,Quite why it was built over I havent established ,but there was a working mill ,the river being the being the main access to the mill ,so it was a great source of income to this little market town ,with the surrounding fen farmers bringing their grain to be milled ,by boat ,along the many waterways which we have in abundance ,both rivers and man made waterways ......

I have recently aquired copys of some old post cards of the mill as it was in 1912 ,its great to compare these with the pictures I took ,and to be able to share them with you .

Have a great evening everyone ....With love

                             

22 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Wonderful Entry. TY for sharing. {{{}}}
Blessings, Sugar

ally123130585918 said...

I just love old pictures to compare how things may and have have changed ~ Loved your Mill the Old and the New ~ find some more old pictures Jan I loved this entry ~ Ally

astra1547 said...

Jan...that was a great entry, its really nice to see old pics like these...love the graphic too!

Astra!

irisclyde said...

Interesting to find out about the past of your present place! I keep on meaning to do the same here.
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labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  What smashing photos, how nice to see the mill now and in it`s original state.  I`ll bet the flats in the mill are expensive to buy. :o)

Sandra xxxx

lurkynat said...

dear Jan, great entry!
thanks for these phtots! Hope you are doing great!
hugs from natalie

pharmolo said...

Always interesting to compare "then" with "now". Thanks Jan

stevietwain said...

Great entry..I love when you post pics....every entry has something interesting!

Lv Stevie
xxx

oddb0dkins said...

Don'tcha just love those old pics? So much atmosphere. B. x

cacklinrosie101 said...

Amazing that it stills looks very much the same.  How neat that you have those old postcards.  xx Chris

lurkynat said...

gerat entry! love, natalie

siennastarr said...

I love when you take pictures and give us a history lesson!  :)

Hugs,
Jackie

kaydeejay5449 said...

Isn't it fun to establish a link from the past to the present?  I do enjoy your history explorations!  It's so interesting to me and I envy you living in an area with so much history.  We go back a few hundred years which is a drop in the bucket compared to England!
Love,  Kathy

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan,great entry ,its good to see how the mill has changed  from then to now .I would love to see inside  and like you say they must have wonderful views from that height.Its nice to look at the old postcards....Have a good day ........Love Jeanxxx

nixxietrue said...

Hi I just caught up with your journal and it's looking so fantastic. I have reopened mine as everything went belly up a month ago. I can now see why the old mills were sometimes described as satanic. All a bit scary! Hugs Charline x

wldconnie said...

Interesting photos of the mill. It has changed quite a bit hasn't it.You have the local history bug now haven't you? Luv Conniex

sdrogerson said...

magic Jan.

jeanno43 said...

Lovely piece of history Jan and those old postcards are really great.  I bet those flats costs the earth.

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jlocorriere05 said...

I love rivers and streams. The photos are lovely as are the old postcards! It looks like it would be very relaxing  to live there! Jeannette xx  

faircolleen said...

I love local history. . who would have thought that they would become apartments.Its the same here down by the river its all luxury apartments

sazzylilsmartazz said...

These are wonderful pictures. I love the old sepia!!! I wonder why it was built over a bridge too (?)
Dianna

lindachapmanuk said...

Jan, I love your history entries! I could look at old pics all day! and another great graphic too! Linda xx
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