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Do the foundations of the old mill at Hamel still exist?


Ladysmith
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Dear All,

Whilst reading The Battle of the Somme, A Topographical History by Gerald Gliddon I noticed in his reference to Hamel he states that the foundations of an old mill still exist (at the time of writing 1986), Gliddon notes:

"One of the most used causeways on the Somme was in front of Hamel on the line of the road to the old mill, which lay left of the causeway on a sort of green island. The mill which had not been destroyed at the time could still be seen amongst the ruins. The Germans had a dressing station there at some time. The foundations are still there (1986)

Could anybody advise me if this is still the case?

Many thanks

East Kent

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Yes it does. If you walk up the lane from Hamel towards the Ulster Tower you will cross a bridge over the river and if you look left you can see the mill's foundations.

Nick

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Yes it does. If you walk up the lane from Hamel towards the Ulster Tower you will cross a bridge over the river and if you look left you can see the mill's foundations.

Nick

Dear Nick,

A belated thank you! on returning from a recent visit from the Somme we did manage to find the mill's foundations .

Many Thanks

EK

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