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Helston Town Mill Waterwheel, 1930

NumberHESFM:1977.598
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1930
KeywordsTrades and Professions Miller Helston
PhotographerUnknown
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Helston Town Mill showing the side of the building and the waterwheel next to it, 1930. The Mill was worked by a large overshot wheel using the waters of a leat drawn from the Cober River. The Mill's progress was impeded when the Loe Pool waters rose to such height as to prevent the wheel turning. There was an old custom of taking three halfpence in a leather purse to the Lord of the Manor (Penrose Estate) requesting that the Bar sands be cut to release the rising waters.