This photograph was taken in the mid 1950s, looking towards the west and shows the back weir, which was originally built to help control water levels at the mill, which was a little way downstream. The weir had an automatic weight installed to maintain a higher water level for the Mill when there was a water shortage and also to allow the water to flow over the weir when there was a naturally high level in the river. Parts of the weir mechanism have since been removed and the area is now much more populated with both mature trees and modern housing. The figure in the foreground is unknown but the three children standing together in the middle are Ann Hewitt, Mary Abbott and John Abbott.