Aireborough Historical Society

Waterloo Mill. 1907


Old Mill
Title
Waterloo Mill
Date 1907
Location Esholt
Photo ID
A264
Comment

 

This mill belonged to the Esholt Estate, on old maps it is shown as a scribbling mill.
Scribbling was the preparation of raw fleece for spinning by a basic form of carding ie the separation of wool fibres.
This was a process traditionally done by children using a hand held device when cloth manufacture had been carried out at home.
From around the 1780s machines were being used in mills for the process.

 

 

 

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