Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 May
Gigg Weaving Shed GL6 0JF 10am-12pm
Dunkirk Mill GL5 5HH 2pm-4pm
Gigg Mill is typical of many that previously existed in the valleys, small and unpretentious but with a story going back to the C.16th. Built on the Horsley brook at a spot where the stream plunges down in to the Nailsworth Valley. In the early 1900s power was still provided by a 17 foot diameter waterwheel.
Dunkirk Mill tells a history embracing the Industrial Revolution, the engineers that changed the processes, and the family that experienced the boom years and final decline. A wonderful opportunity to see a see a massive working water wheel directly powering a rare piece of historic textile machinery.