Sunday, 15 June 2008

Fiddleford Mill

Another couple of pictures of last nights walk as I'm working today. This is Fiddleford Mill from the other side of the river, it's centurys old and I like to imagine the millers that worked it in the past and what their lives were like.
The light was just beautiful last night after the rain.
I like this door on the mill because of the large rat hole at the bottom! There's also an old plaque to the right of the door which I haven't decifered yet, alot of it is written in old English.

6 comments:

montaguepiedaterre said...

That was REAL funny about the windows, Goosey. You don't know how that cut me to the quick. Turns out I wrenched my right knee and could'nt do a thing but sit and read this weekend. I guess I'll need to go back, repost and tell everyone that I lied. Now ... for the real truth ... are you really taking these photogs that I see in your blog or are you snipping pictures out of old National Geographics? If you are taking these pictures, I think you're in the wrong business and you ought to take up work with the British Tourist Agency ... after people see your pictures, the tourism rate in England will go through the roof. As long as I have your attention, are there any "inexpensive" b&b's in your area?

montaguepiedaterre said...

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happyone said...

I love pictures of old doors. This one is fabulous!!

Cheryl said...

Hi Goosey...I have a thing about old doors... That is wonderful.
First picture is so romantic, I long to be transported there.
Beautiful.

Goosey said...

Thank you for the kind comments about the pictures...honestly I do take them myself with a little point and shoot camera. It's a Sony Cyber-shot. I have been very fortunate with the way the light has fallen sometimes as with these latest pictures of Fiddleford.
There are B & B's in Dorset but it would depend where you want to see, I live in a town but would want to stay in a country B & B if it were me.This site may give you some ideas
www.bedandbreakfasts-uk.co.uk/southwestframe-dorset.htm

Hope this helps, Goosey

Jennie said...

You are really taking me down memory lane Goosey, but it is so many, many years since I was last at Fiddleford Mill. I love the Stour, and old mills (think I must have been a Miller in a previous life!) I revisited Sturminster Newton Mill when I was in Dorset back in April, but sadly they didn't have any bagged flour on sale. I used to buy my bread making flour from there when we lived at Lytchett . . .