Saturday, 21 July 2012

Daniel's Mill

 Daniel's Mill is a working flour mill on the edge of Bridgnorth, Shropshire.  It has an exceptionally large diameter mill wheel which is powered by a back shot, high breast shot water stream, gravity fed from a header tank.  This is an unusual mill which has been in  the same family for generations, and well worth a visit.
 There are two stones, the far one in this picture is turning to produce wholemeal flour.  It is a French Burrstone with a manual hopper feed.  The mill only produces enough flour for its own shop and one store in town.  The flour is used in its visitor cafe and I have also baked good quality bread using their flour.
The miller will give an interesting and informative guided tour for a small charge and the visitors will see the mill running and grinding flour during the tour.
This mill is in the shadow of the Severn Valley Railway Viaduct and there are some interesting walks around the area.  Bridgnorth is also an interesting town to visit with some unusual facilities and architecture.  For me, this was a very good day out.   Check out the website for events.

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