Monday, October 1, 2012
Flour Mill and Stonehenge
Visited the Sturminster Newton Mill in Dorset county. This most picturesque of watermills was largely re-built around 1650. The Mill is maintained in full working order and is powered, by a one hundred-year-old water turbine. The full range of machinery is always "ticking over". The production of flour from one of these mills is very physical and exhausting work. Also since grain was imported cheaper from overseas these type of inland mills gave way to larger steam run mills closer to the docks - instead these mills would produce animal feed. This was a working mill up to 1970.