Gibson Mill

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Restored - self-sustaining - historic Jul 21, 2010
Gibson Mill (once called Lord Holme Mill) is situated on the valley of Hebden Water in the National Trust estate of Hardcastle Crags. There are occasional buses from hebden Bidge to Midgehole, whee you will have to walk a couple of miles from the main gate.

It was one of the early water mills of the industrial revolution from about 1800, one of the early ones to turn to steam and by 1900 it was closed. Almost unbelievably, to look at it now, it then had a life as a recreational centre - with activities including ballroom dancing, ice skating and boating on the old mill pond.

It was not used after the second world war and seemed to be ending its days as a picturesque ruin until a grat from the National Lottery enabled the National trust to restore it as a completely self-sustaining museum.

There is a cafe and it forms a great centre for amny waymarked walks. I can warmly recommend a look at the website - http://www.hebdenbridge.co.uk/features/gibsonmill.html
Outside the mill cafe
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Andy99 says:
Interesting that the mill converted to steam when it appears a water source continued to be close by.
Posted on: Jul 21, 2010
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