We've always had a fascination in local history so it was a real treat to work as a tree surgeon in Mellor for the Archaeological Trust excavating Samuel Oldknow's Mellor Mill. The job presented a difficult technical challenge to avoid damage to the ancient mill's fragile foundations.
We are The Mellor Archaeological Trust currently working at Mellor Mill.
We gave Dave, and his team, a difficult job. We had several large trees growing around and out of the masonry work which is the Wellington Wheelpit. The trees had to be felled without damage to any masonry and without dropping large pieces of timber into the twenty foot deep wheel pit. A tricky job that was carried out exactly the way we wanted it.
A great team and a great job done. Thank you.
The Mellor Archaeological Trust
Date of Posting: 03 October 2011
Posted By: Bob Humphrey-Taylor
Manager of Mellor Mill, Wellington Wheelpit Industrial Heritage Project, Mellor, Stockport