Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Old Flour Mill

 These are photographs of the Old Steam Flour Mill in Green Street, Ryde, just before demolition.

Isle of Wight Observer 16 September 1876

Put before the Council was a memorial from 59 inhabitants residing in the neighbourhood of the steam mill in Green-street, complaining of the nuisance arising from smoke; also a report from the Inspector of Nuisances on the same subject. Mr. Way the owner of the mill had been frequently communicated with on the subject. The committee recommend that he be summoned before the magistrates. When Mr. Way was spoken to about smoke, he said “The Mill was here before your houses; you have come to the nuisance, not the nuisance to you.”  Like a sensible man as he was, Mr. Way borrowed some smokeless steam coal to try.

  • In 1972  the old steam mill in Green street was demolished. The original walls with window arches form part of the wall of the car park on the corner of Station Street. Prior to demolition, the building was used as a storage facility for the Theatre Royal.

Images: RSHG Archive Roy Brinton Collection