The Restoration of Gayle Mill
This programme tells the story of Gayle Mill`s restoration from the time the Mill was put on the market in the 1980s, to The Gayle Mill Trust vacating the Mill, at the request of the North of England Civic Trust in 2018.
Old video material is used in the early part of this story.
The programme is divided into sections dealing with the restoration:
The Fabric of the Building
The Water system: Leat and Weir
The Turbines: including the oldest in situ Water Turbine designed by Professor Thompson in 1878
The Flat Belting System and late 19th Century Woodworking Machinery
The Electricity Generation from water power starting in 1900