The Mill by this time is presenting itself as a cafe, restaurant and tourist attraction, stressing its role as "Abel Fletcher's Mill" in the popular Victorian novel "John Halifax Gentleman" which was of considerable importance to the Town's tourist trade at the time. A note on the reverse of the print reads: "Abel Fletcher's mill in the famous novel John hallifax Gentlemen, now a show place. Round the corner on the right are the cottages where Sally Watkins lived, with whom John Halifax lodged when apprenticed to Abel Fletcher."
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People & Organisations
Photographer: Edmondson, Theodore
Georgian Watermill, Georgian Corn Mill, Cafe