The photo id for this photograph is 746, in the Whaley Bridge A-K album.

Corn Mill

Photograph added 14th November 2013


Comment 1

Left by R. S-S on the 5th January 2014

There was once a public house on Bridge Street called The Old Tankard. I think it is possibly the one with the arched doorway.
You can also see the drinking well in the wall at the front of the photo.

Comment 2

Left by R. S-S on the 18th March 2014

The mill house was, of course, attached to the old mill which stood on the site of the present picture house. It was this old mill, with its picturesque water wheel, which was managed by Jabez Clegg, hero of 'The Manchester Man' by Mrs Linnaeus Banks.
Later the mill house was turned into an inn, called the Old Tankard, and Councillor Williamson recalls a story which contains the name of some of Whaley's old hostelries. In the old days housewives used 'wet balm,' or brewer's yeast, for baking, and a little girl was sent out to get some. She came back empty-handed, and said : 'I went to th' Owd 'En (the Old Cock, now the Jodrell Arms), th' Owd Tin Can (the Old Tankard), th' Dog I'th' Ash (now the Shepherd's Arms), and th' Shoe an' Trash (the White Hart that we know), and ther were noan.'

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