A departure from crafting and decluttering today. A friend of mine alerted me to this post on Captain Ahab's Watery Tales - Aldborough Mill, Norfolk. I walk my dog around the back of the mill nearly every morning and it's nice to see a bit of local history has hit the worldwide web.
True there's no waterwheel, no jolly miller and no smell of flour. But the building has retained its character and is in a much sought after location. The stream, the Scarrowbeck, now runs behind the building and here I've pictured the view looking upstream away from the mill.
Ahab also says it's not navigable nowadays, not by narrowboat maybe, but I can assure him that many a small boy (my son included) has shot down the Scarrowbeck in a blow-up canoe when it is in full spate.
Another friend is actually one of the Cooke descendants mentioned in the article. He is also currently rehearsing in the village panto (of which more later) with me - oh yes he is!!