Thought I would show a few more photos of my when my wife & I visited Mapledurham. Mainly the mill which was used in the film The Eagle Has Landed, it was also on the cover of the Black Sabbath Album
The mill has changed little in century's and still produces flour. It used to have two water wheels turning mills. One has been taken out of service and you can see where it used to turn the mills
And the chute that took the milled flour into the sacks underneath
Opposite you can see the gears turning the mills above at a terrifying rate
There are two mill wheels turning inside the covers and fed by the small hopper on top
Nearby you can see some of mill wheels
And if you go outside you can see what took the water wheels place, and Archimedes screw that makes electicity for the house and village. At the time of the visit it was turned off as the Thames was low. The mill sells gifts and you can also get some of the local flour to make you own bread with.
Hope you enjoyed the little tour, I'll leave you with a view of the mill from the island it sands on.
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