Corn mill and ivy by Ben Baines

In the 1920s, horses and ponies still provided almost all the day-to-day transport. The packhorse bridge, which crosses the River Rivelin immediately to the left of this view, must have been an important route ever since the mill began grinding corn for the local farmers in the early 1600s, and it is still there today. The open moorland that gathers the rainfall and supplies the river is clearly seen in the distance beyond the mill cottages.

Rivelin Valley Artists