My M is for Mill.
A mill may be a factory for certain kinds of manufacture, as paper, steel, or textiles. This mill in Chorley was part of the cotton manufacturing industry that made South Lancashire and the port of Liverpool so rich in days gone by.
A mill is also a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour and other cereal products. These sort of mills may be water mills or windmills.
This disused windmill is at Bidston on The Wirral, quite near where I live.
The rest of my photos are all watermills like the Norse Iron Age Mill and Kiln - Shawbost - Isle of Lewis - Western Isles
This mill at Dedham in Essex was made famous in Constable's paintings.
Cricklepit Mill, Exeter, Devon.
Rosset Mill, Cheshire.
Mills have machinery and millstones and millwheels... This mill at Otterton in Devon was made famous by Daughter-who-takes-photos marrying Son-in-law-and-friend-who-loves-otters last year!
Going around dusty mills can make you thirsty so near to us we have the Irby Mill inn.
And I shouldn't forget Miss Millicent Brookes, a distant cousin of mine, though I have to admit it's not one of my photos!!
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