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Miller of Dee
The Story of Chester Mills and Millers, their Trades and Wares, the Weir, the Water Engine and the Salmon.
Roy Wilding
The Story of Chester Mills and Millers, their Trades and Wares, the Weir, the Water Engine and the Salmon. 128 pages, fully illustrated.

Price of book: £9.99

128 Pages

Published by Gordon Emery in 1997

ISBN-10: 1-872265--95-2
ISBN-13: 9781872265957

An outstanding and important industrial site, upon which had a profound effect upon the landscape and trade of Chester, the Dee Mills have now been researched in depth by Roy Wilding. The result is a fascinating mix of social history for both Chester and Handbridge, as well as a detailed look at many of the 'wares' produced at the mills. The history of fishing on the Dee makes an interesting backdrop to the scene. 'Soke rights', dishonest millers, legal claims and some of Chester's technological 'firsts' are brought to the reader's attention together with a wealth of maps and photos.

Errata/Updates:

p69 should be as 20 p85 the illustration is on page 93 p96 the illustration is on page 98 and vice-versa A reappraisal of the evidence and further research shows that Tyrer's Tower, as illustrated by Randle Holme built on the centre of the bridgegate was destroyed in the Civil War and it was Hopkin's Tower built on the side of the Bridgegate (see A Tale of Two Towers in 'Curious Chester')