Monday, 26 September 2011
A few days ago I showed the inside of what is now the Pace canteen and was formerly the combing shed of Salts Mill. Here's the outside, with its set of huge double doors. This inner courtyard has recently been prettified a little bit with some sculptural planters because it now affords access, for those who can't climb the steps at the main entrance, to the new Information Centre. But in essence I don't think it has changed that much since the mill opened. I nearly entitled this 'a load of old cobbles'. Most of the roadways in the mill complex are still the original stone setts. (It's a bit of a bumpy ride for a wheelchair user, I'm afraid.) The setts at the front of the Mill (see here) had been covered in tarmac and Jonathan Silver had them reinstated after he bought the mill in the late 80s.