The back of the mill can be seen through the trees and the stream in the foreground fed a small dam (behind the trees on the left of the image) which maintained flow through the mill race.
This was a corn mill from the mid-eighteen century; also used as a saw mill and wire-drawing mill.
Water Mill drive converter wheel.
Going through old negatives, I found a sheet from the early 1980s of Padley Mill and Padley woods in the Peak District National Park: Derbyshire.
Kodacolor VR200 film which was made between 1982 to 86, this helped me date them at more than 35 years old.
I have been scanning and converting some into B&W.
I am almost sure this negative (T-max TMY not TMY-2) was made in the early 1980’s.
The first recorded church on this site was a wooden structure built in 627, the present building was begun in about 1230 and completed in 1472. Looking at its history: the site seems to have been beset by fires ! see this Wiki link.
More alternative visualisations/previously un-scanned negatives or processed files from Oman, starting with this one, made in 2010.
Being stopped from travel and almost locked away for more than a year, I’ve not had much enthusiasm or even opportunity for photography. So going through my negatives/slides and digital files has kept me from going ‘Doolally’, for those not familiar with this word: it means ‘lose one’s mind’, derived from the boredom felt at a British Army transit camp in Maharashtra India, established in 1861.
Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?
That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went
And cannot come again.
My thought for today.
From the big encyclopædia in the sky:
Dame Freya Madeline Stark. DBE.
In 1934, Stark sailed down the Red Sea to Aden and began a new adventure. She hoped to trace the frankincense route of the Hadhramaut, the hinterland of southern Arabia. Only a handful of Western explorers had ventured into the region but never as far or as widely as she. Her goal was to reach the ancient city of Shabwa, which was rumoured to have been the capital of the Queen of Sheba.
Click cover for Amazon link and note how rare and expensive most of her hardback books have become. Ex-library or well used books can be got at reasonable cost: many of her First addition, Mint & Fine used copies are not easily found.
The weather is still changeable, it was lovely and sunny two hours ago, but prior to that I got soaked while out shopping. Thunder & lightning with hailstones in the middle of May !!, the sun has a lot to answer for with its sunspot activity, only went for cat food.