seems like an eternity, work is at last
visible to be happening around the turbine
at this mill site.
My thanks to
Sybil Lunn of the Hampshire Library Service
for permission to reproduce an old
photograph of Shears Mill, whilst Mick
Edgeworth has captured the works in progress
over the last couple of months. When
finished visitors will be able to view the
turbine through a glass encasement.
Mill took the name Shears from one of its
new owners (Shears and Chamberlain) in 1910
and the Shears family occupied the Mill
House. It was they who had the Armfield
turbine installed in 1923 to replace the
breastshot waterwheel. Wheat, corn, barley
and maize was milled here until closure.
The building was demolished in 1932. See
page 63 of Mills & Millers of Hampshire
Volume 1 for more info.