"Even then it must have been past its heyday though the mighty wheel still turned. It was wonderful to see it in action. I remember getting a wooden box filled with newly ground oatmeal. The lade, the weir and the deep water near the mill constituted forbidden territory but by the way of compensation there were three big pig sties complete with occupants on our way to the bridge over the burn and up the Back Steps. These steps were irregular but efficient and once we were on them we were at the eastern extremity of the village."
In the next post, we will complete the 'tour' of late 19th century Lundin Mill with a look at The Wynd. Then will be an overview of the whole village at that time, complete with a map to help fit all the pieces together.