Bob's Mill Diary - Friday 1st May 2015 (A)

Water Power : Then & Now

Thought I would share a few of the images from my last evening's talk on water power at Mellor Mill. 

 Floodgates Weir from the bottom of the railway viaduct.

The shape of the Floodgates Weir (below left) from top of the railway viaduct.                           

The Water Wheel (above) which drove the Corn Threshing Machine at Bottoms Hall Farm. Although outside the Grant approved works for the Revealing Oldknow's Legacy project MAT has been successful in gaining permission to investigate this Water Wheel at some time in the future