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    Default Horsebridge Mill, Sussex - May 2014


    A day off between jobs and a break in the weather gave me the perfect excuse to jump on the bike for a little blast in the country. Inspired by recent reports I headed for the old McDougall's flour mill at Horsebridge in darkest Sussex. If you like chonky stairs, questionable floors and chilling with the pigeons, you can do a lot worse than Horsebridge.

    Very little history on the place other than it was built around 1900, suffered a major fire within about 10 years, was rebuilt as a roller mill (whatever that is) and was in operation until 1969.

    Anywho, here's a few pics for those of you not yet bored of seeing the place.























































    Thanks for looking.
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    See you got there, great set of photos
    1969? didn't think it was that long ago, my gran and granddad came from just down the road and I remember it open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cunningplan View Post
    See you got there, great set of photos
    1969? didn't think it was that long ago, my gran and granddad came from just down the road and I remember it open.

    August 1969 according to the interweb, but I don't know if that's accurate. I figured you were showing your age when you said you remember it working :)
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    That floor looks scary in parts!
    Love the wheels, Thanks.. :)
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    Always glad to see another take on this place.
    Great photos, cheers for sharing :)
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    Id be a bit nervous walking on the floor! Brill photos.

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    Like it mate, good meeting you the other day too... Loads of fun;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big C View Post
    Like it mate, good meeting you the other day too... Loads of fun;)

    Cheers. Yes, good times were certainly had, though I should have explained my allergy to running before we started ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleOz View Post
    August 1969 according to the interweb, but I don't know if that's accurate. I figured you were showing your age when you said you remember it working :)
    Got a few years on you ;) my other grand parents and great grandmother are buried in the cemetery just around the corner. We were in Hailsham a lot when we were kids :)

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    I remember this place when i lived in hailsham about 14 years ago, i remember having a look on the way back from hellingly, shame i dont have the pics of both anymore

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