On 14th August the society visited the Baigent Flour Mill at the home of Barbara Cameron, the great granddaughter of Edward Baigent, and her husband at Ryversdale in Pigeon Valley. This mill, the second in the Wakefield area, is thought to be the oldest flour mill building still standing in New Zealand. It was erected by Edward Baigent in 1856.
The family would like to restore the mill for future generations and hopes the society can assist them in this endeavour.
The mill extends over 3 storeys.
At our meeting on Tuesday 24th August we will discuss what practical steps we can take as a group to help make this worthy project become a reality.
Outside the mill lies the abandoned millstone.