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Dunkirk Mill

Dunkirk Mill is located about a half mile out of Nailsworth, on the A46 to Stroud. The cycle trail which used to be a private railway line, operated by the Midland Railway passes alongside the rear of the mill. The mill is in the process of being converted into flats. Most of the main building is converted and flats are being advertised with the local estate agents.

The mill stood empty for for quite some time after it ceased to be used for it's former use as hosiery and walking stick manufacture. The conversion to flats began with the property boom, and was then sold, half-ish finished when the slump followed. Very slowly the conversion continued.
The black and white image is one that was taken in January 1989 and shows a part of a wheel mechanism. I don't know what it is and it's probably not there any more! The photograph would have been taken in the far left part of the building as viewed in the colour image.

Now here's some interesting information extracted from a book. During the winter of 1939/40 it was so cold that people went skating on Walkers Ponds, Dunkirk.

After talking to somebody at Stroud District Council, I have been told that some of the water wheels are being restored, and will be open for public viewing when the conversion is finished.

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