Seen reflected in the waters of River Wensum is St James Mill built in 1836 in an attempt to save the local textile trade which was being eroded by mills in the northern counties, with their ample supply of rushing water. The weavers sited here were able to access steam-powered looms. It was the local textile trade’s first step into the Industrial Age.
In the foreground is Whitefriars Bridge. First mentioned in a missive from King Henry I to Bishop Losinga, founder of Norwich Cathedral, just after 1100, it has had many incarnations. This latest bridge was opened in 1925.
The mill was built on the site of the old Whitefriars Priory (Carmelites).
All of which could be said to add up to a Legacy.
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