So we set off towards Rowsley and Cauldwell Mill. With my hip still playing up walking any distance was out of the question. Ian said he felt okay, his aches and pains had all but gone away but I wasn't going to risk any more injury. Gosh, the Mill was busy. With 'The Beast' taking up three parking places, I don't think we were very popular but if only some of these attractions would cater for the bigger vehicle, that problem wouldn't become an issue. Anyway, we spent a couple of hours looking at the exhibits, most showing how wheat would have been ground with the machines trubdling away but without any sign of flour being produce.
|No.. this is not the waterwheel that drives the pullys|
|Roller Mills taking the place of grindstones|
|bottom left are the way the flour used to be ground and right, weighing scales.|
|Left- This turbine is what powers the drive shafts to run the pulleys that grind the flour and top left is a Plansitter which sift the flour.|
|Tonights site in Bakewell|
And first miniature Daffs seen in bloom.