Willen watermill

The job of the miller & how watermills worked

Bromham watermill in Bedfordshire, is a restored mill of a similar type to the one that existed in Willen from medieval times until its closure in 1824. William Simms was miller from 1680 to 1716. He would have been very familiar with this kind of machinery.

Click on the picture to see the river, millpond and working parts in action.

Diagram of Bromham Mill courtesy of Bromham Mill and Gallery, Bedfordshire County Council. Click here to visit the Bromham Mill Website.