Aireborough Historical Society

Waterloo Mill. 1907

Old Mill
Waterloo Mill
Date 1907
Location Esholt
Photo ID


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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