New Mill, The Canal c.1955

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Caption for New Mill, The Canal C1955: The new mill was built around 1800 to take advantage of the Grand Union Canal's Wendover Arm or branch canal that opened in 1797. The mill could take advantage of the canal for carrying its grain and flour all over the country. The Tringford Road bridge and the mill warehouse to the far right survive, but the canalside store with its bag hoist has been replaced by Heygate Flour, who now move everything by lorry.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

Memories of New Mill


Behind the Implement Gate you can just see a large house that has now been demolished to make way for a not very pretty estate. The large house was owned by the Calverton family who were considered to be very 'posh', and were often seen riding their horses around the village, they had stables on land at the (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1949 and lived in New Mill until 1973. I clearly remember the Implement gate, what happened to it? We used to meet there as boys, close to the canal where we played football in a field known as "Sewage Farm Stadium" as it adjoined the open sewage works where we dug worms for fishing. There was very (...Read full memory)

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Caption for New Mill, The Canal C1955: The new mill was built around 1800 to take advantage of the Grand Union Canal's Wendover Arm or branch canal that opened in 1797. The mill could take advantage of the canal for carrying its grain and flour all over the country. The Tringford Road bridge and the mill warehouse to the far right survive, but the canalside store with its bag hoist has been replaced by Heygate Flour, who now move everything by lorry.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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