Crabble Corn Mill Bicentennial Celebrations, 6th February, 2013

Crabble Corn Mill

The Lord-Lieutenant unveiling the bicentenary plaque

The Lord Lieutenant unveiled a plaque celebrating the 200th year of Crabble Corn Mill at River, near Dover on Wednesday 6th February, 2013. The mill was built in 1812 to help feed the troops  stationed in the area fighting in the Napoleonic Wars. It fell into disrepair in the 1980s and a trust was set up in 1987 to restore it. Now  one of the most complete and working examples of a Georgian watermill in Europe, it is a tourist attraction run entirely by volunteers.

Also in attendance at the celebration were chairman of the District Council, Councillor Sue Nicholas, River Parish Council Chairman, Councillor Derek Leach, and a number of trustees of the mill including Mr Harry Reid, Chairman of the Trustees, and Mr Colin Hall,  the Treasurer.

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