About this memory
Photograph taken from the pleasure gardens of Belgrave Crescent. In the background is Great Stuart Street and Randolph Crescent.
Through the middle arch can be seen Greenlands Mill, demolished in the early 1900s. On the right is Lyndsay's flour mill, demolished in the 1930s.
One of the reasons for the demolition of the mills was that there had been an outbreak of cholera in the latter part of the 19th century. The authorities thought that the lade (water channel) that powered the mills diverted too much water from the river - in warmer weather the shortage of water in the riverbed further downstream created a health hazard.
Donor number: 0107-003