Edinburgh at Work

Chancelot Mill

Flour Mill at Western Harbour, Leith

1993

Ovens in the mill.

Edinburgh at Work  -  Chancelot Mill, Western Harbour, Leith Docks

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                              Photograph taken December 8, 1993

 

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   Edinburgh at Work  -  Chancelot Mill, Western Harbour, Leith Docks

 

Chancelot Mill

History

Chancelot Mill was once a prominent landmark at Bonnington with a tower and large clock faces.

Around 1970, the mill moved to Western Harbour, Leith, now part of the Edinburgh Waterfront development area.

1993

On my visit to the mill, in 1993, I walked through several floors of the mill without seeing any workers.  I believe that the whole operation was controlled  by computer - and on some occasions it was controlled remotely by computer from the workers' homes!

On this floor, flour, at various stages of being sifted, was passing up the white pipes and down the yellow pipes. There were small inspection hatches in the pipes to allow samples to be taken without interrupting the process.

 

Chancelot Mill

Edinburgh at Work

   

 

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