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Walnuttree Lane

Catalogue ref: pa391

Category: Mid-20th Century Townscape

Period: 1946-c1975

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The young Peter Harvey surveys the debris of the chimney at Clover's Mill - it was knocked down prior to the conversion of the building into the Mill Hotel. It was brought down by about 6 men with pneumatic drills, drilling around the bottom, rather like felling a tree. It was supposed to fall along the Mill stream, but it missed, with a large proportion falling across Clovers forecourt, where Peter can be seen on the photo. The chimney dated from the end of the 19th century when Isaac Clover installed a steam driven roller mill. Taken in the early 1960s.

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