Mill Cottages, Badsey
This mill building next to Badsey Brook has a plaque saying "Rebuilt 1864". There was probably a water-powered corn mill on this site in 1712. In the early nineteenth century this became a silk mill and a public enquiry held in 1822 showed that "it was worked chiefly by child labour" in poor conditions. The silk mill closed not long after the new building was completed in 1864 and it was converted to residential accommodation. Here are some old photographs and articles on the history of the mill.
This series of photographs takes you on a short tour around the village of Badsey in Worcestershire. The pictures were taken in 2000 and 2001 by Richard Phillips and Elizabeth Noyes.