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Lorna Cassidy (1933 – present) is a Wycombe-based artist who has been making prints of Wycombe District for more than 50 years. She has an interest in local history and in recording historic buildings, such as chair factories and mills. Often she chooses to record a view that will soon vanish. She has also recorded gradual changes to the town, such as the development of the High Street.
There has been a Pann Mill at the mill’s current location from at least 1086, probably earlier. It is one of 37 water mills on, or near, the River Wye from its source in West Wycombe to where it feeds into the Thames at Bourne End. In 1962, when this print was made, Pann Mill was still working and made animal feed. Other mills were known for producing cloth and paper. Pann Mill was mostly demolished in 1972 to enable the widening of the London Road. The remains have now been restored and added to, and the High Wycombe Society still grinds corn there on special open days.
Museum number HIWLH : 2009.7.2