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Grist to the Mill

Postby Daniel Cossins » Wed May 06, 2009 4:56 pm

This week Alan visited two water-powered cornmills in Scotland, both of which inspired him to think about the role of the mill in local communities in past centuries.

He reflects on the importance of mills (and millers) to towns and villages, and points out the popularity of the name Miller and all the familiar phrases related to mills.

Click [link=http://www.bbcwhodoyouthinkyouare.com/localhistory.php]here[/link] to read the blog and have your say below
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RE: Grist to the Mill

Postby ksouthall » Thu May 07, 2009 4:03 am

Redbournbury Watermill near Harpenden and St Albans in Hertfordshire is an example of a restored mill which is now working again. There is a website for anyone interesetd in the opening times. My ancestors lived there in the 1840's. One of the descendents married a Mr Grist, an appropriate name for anyone conected with a mill.

Pakenham Watermill, near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, is another example of a working mill. It opens on Sundays, although I'm not sure of exact opening hours or dates.

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