St Olaves
drainage pump
River Waveney

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c.1926
c.1926

St Olaves drainage mill was built on the east bank of the River Waveney as a small, timber boarded skeleton mill with a scoopwheel.

1989
1989

21st January 2007
21st January 2007

2008: Mill open to the public and is visible from the road and the river, being approached by a footpath from the bridge.

1930: Mill working

1989: Mill in good conditions

18th January 2007: Mill tailwinded in a gale and cap blown off

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