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Mr Monkey at Nether Alderley Mill, 17th May

"I think it's a rather well-used waterwheel"

Mr Monkey looking at the lower waterwheel Mr Monkey looking at the entrance to the drying kiln basement

Mr Monkey found the lower water wheel hiding behind a little gate. Like the upper wheel, this has a diameter of 12 feet. Mr Monkey noticed that the hub of the wheel was cracked and had been bolted together and strapped and patched up. Then Mr Monkey scampered through a door into the basement of the drying kiln, to look at the oven where the miller would start a fire.

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