Interpretive Signage

Black Powder Mill

Interpretive podium sign in collaboration with John Challis for Friends of the Black Powder Mill.

“Working with explosives was dangerous. Employees had to follow strict rules, wear fire resistant, woollen clothing and headgear…Despite precautions, an explosion occurred at the mill on 18 May 1944. Robert Taylor later died from burns and another worker was injured. By 1945, with the end of the war, black powder milling had ceased.”