The photograph was probably taken in about 1970.
Frank displays his model of Nutley post mill which shows the mill in its restored state. It looks as if it is standing on a specially-prepared platform, which takes the form of a millstone, in Frank’s garden!
According to my records, the project to restore the mill began in 1968 and was completed in 1972, when the mill ground corn once again. A completely new set of quarter bars and cross trees were installed, to replace the rotted originals, while the mill remained shored up on temporary supports above them. There must have been a sense of great relief when the mill was supported by its new trestle!
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