MEMORY LANE: Weybread post mill was one of five, according to history author

Memory Lane - Weybread Mill ANL-150424-163521001

Memory Lane - Weybread Mill ANL-150424-163521001

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A mill in Weybread, featured in the Diss Express last Friday, was one of five post mills in the south Norfolk village – according to one resident who has penned a history book.

Graham Gibbs wrote a letter to the newspaper following our Memory Lane appeal.

“What a surprise I had when I opened your paper this morning to see a picture of one of our Post Mills,” he said. “We believe that it was one of three mills down Mill Lane going towards Withersdale from Weybread Street,” he wrote.

“What a shame that it is an identical photo to the one in our book – ‘The Parish of Weybread – Then and Now’.

“Weybread definitely had five post mills, (mentioned in different records), with another possible two located and this is in addition to the four water wheels. We also have three Mill Lanes and a Grinders Lane. In 1861, Weybread was recorded to have six Millers, three Millwrights and six Carters.

“If you would like to know more, our book is an A5 quality hardback with 192 pages, colour throughout and over 300 photographs. It is available from Graham Gibbs – 01379 852415 and Sue Webster – 01379 586434 and cost £10 each.”

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