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1931

Backpacker's paradise

The Youth Hostel’s Association begins a 74 year lease of the Mill.

Backpackers take a dip at Winchester City Mill c1945

01 Jan 27

A generous bequest

City Mill is saved from demolition by a number of local benefactors. They donate it to the National Trust.

Sign at Winchester City Mill

1891

Failed sale

The Benham family fails to sell City Mill at auction. Traditional milling is overtaken by new roller mills during the Industrial Revolution.

Roller mills take over during the Industrial Revolution