River Ribble floods at Grindleton
This is a series of photographs of the River Ribble flooding at Grindleton in the 1930's.Also at the same time the present day road bridge is being built.The river had flooded twice in the same month when these photographs were taken.The mill on the far bank was demolished around ten years ago.There has been probably been a mill there since Saxon times.The Grindleton Mill was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.Grindleton
is a Saxon derived name meaning either 'Village by a gravely stream' or 'On a green hill'.
An old plate photograph of the orginal plans
for the bridge,drawn up in the 1930's.