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Do you know Broxbourne mill's history?

PUBLISHED: 08:31 14 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:20 20 February 2013

Do you know Broxbourne mill's history?

Do you know Broxbourne mill's history?

A VOLUNTEER is looking for help in finding out more information about Broxbourne Old Mill.

A VOLUNTEER is looking for help in finding out more information about Broxbourne Old Mill.
Bernard Barwick, 65, is as unofficial caretaker responsible for the mill wheel operation and sluice as well as provider of public information to those enquiring minds keen to know more about the mill.
For the last year, Bernard has been researching the archives to glean historical information and is keen to open up his search to local residents.
He said, My dream discovery is a plan, sketch or description of the interior of the mill building and millers house before it burned down in 1949. Im also looking for information about the use and ownership of the buildings since 1890. Somebody installed a power turbine to power engineering works in the building who and when?
In the 18th and 19th century, there is mention of Broxbourne Lock of which nothing remains and that the immediate area was called Le Baas Island, the estate was Broxbourne Mills and there were two or more mills. A map or plan or description that clarifies this would be great. Please get in touch with any new information.
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority has carried out projects to conserve the remains of the mill and continues to carry out renovations.
Anyone with information can email Bernard at Brbswift@aol.com

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