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Greenholme Mills reflection

An abandoned railway line, a derelict farm house, a strip of disconnected road, Joel Sternfeld’s Walking the High Line photo project of a deceased railroad system elevated above the streets of Manhattan and most modern post-apocalyptic feature films. I have always been captivated by the tensions between the natural world and human civilisation. Where building remains are slowly reclaimed by plant life and disused roads get taken over by a tide of meadow grasses. So imagine my delight on discovering a semi-abandoned mill just round the corner from our house!

Our seemingly idyllic village owes much of it’s existence to Greenholme Mills. The site still supports several trades and is earmarked as a brownfield development site. Just before the ring fencing and inevitable dance of the bulldozers I managed explore the site a little further…