Black and White Print of Pann Mill, by Lorna Cassidy
Are you interested in High Wycombe before chairs?
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 grind corn there on special open days.
This print was made by Lorna Cassidy, a High Wycombe artist with a special interest in depicting scenes of historic interest and significance.