Pictures of the Past : Old Bleach Mill, Little Eaton

Old Postcard of Old Bleach Mill (Little Eaton)

This card was posted home to Australia in September 1909 by the contributor, Phil Williamson's[1] grandfather - he was in the UK for 18 months during the period 1909/10 studying at the Royal College of Music in London. The message on the back of it says:

“ This is a picture of the old bleach mill. The mill wheel is still working, though work has ceased for a long time.”

His interest in Little Eaton is believed to be relating to his grandmother, Sarah Webster, who was born in Little Eaton in about 1824.[1]

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

[1] Ann Andrews' account accompanying one of his photographs of the Museum Parade & The Pitchings, Matlock Bath provides further biographical information.

Image contributed by Phil Williamson on 24th August 2005.
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