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Trouble at Mill

leefer

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So i was delivering in Gloucester today and parked up opposite an old flour mill....love YE OLDE GLOSTER with its two old custom houses still standing and lots of old wharfes to look at.
Thats beside the glorious Cathedral....anyway i was noting the lovely double windows down the middle of the old mill...would have once had thick wooden doors and hoists and pulleys there instead so that some poor old mill worker had to pull the heavy bags of flowery gold up to be stored.

Anyhow out the corner of my eye i got a glint of blue which led me to find out that this was not any old mill...it was a mill that created history:)





On a completly different subject the photos below was taken today also....Tredeger in the Welsh valleys with its little rows of houses sat on hillside ledges:eek:



 

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Good on yer Lee yet again. I so love the way your job mingles with new found knowledge. Not sure I'd be as observant as you, but it's good to learn from your travels :)
 

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Before the Heads of Valley road was built, I cycled home from a Youth Hostel in Crickhowell and went through all the villages/towns such as Tredegar, and Lee will confirm, cycling along those roads was very much like a big dipper - up and down. Even on a good day, it was hard work on the legs!:2fun:
If I knew how to get photos on here from my new computer, I could add a little of my travels over the years.
 

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Lee, thanks for these insights to my homeland. With your knowledge of the area, just imagine those children from Wattstown travelling up to Ferndale to attend the Grammar school................in the winter, 50's and 60's?
I walked from Blaenllechau after delivering papers and that was far enough. :2fun::biggrin:
 

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Go to Ferndale regular.....incidently there is a big area of Swindon called Ferndale,the Welsh navvies(from the valleys) first named it after houses were built there for them when the GWR was built.

Strangely it was very hard work but the Welsh were the easiest to hire on account of wanting out of the mines.
 

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