Woad mill at Parson Drove

1895-1905 in Wisbech

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Painting, [Woad Mill at Parson Drove] / by Alfred Balding of Wisbech (fl. 1887-1903), c. 1900. Oil on canvas; 87x102cm in gilt frame 109x124.5x7cm. Inside the roller house of the mill at Parson Drove near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, three crushing wheels are drawn by horses around a circular pan, while workers knead the crushed leaves of woad into balls and carry these to the drying ranges outside. The mill was demolished in 1914.


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frame: 1090 mm x 1245 mm x 70 mm,
image: 870 mm x 1020 mm
oil painting
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
Mrs. C.C. Titchmarsh

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