Result – At last
Work has started on installing the waterwheel at the Old Mill Hotel. This is especially satisfying news as it was our first ever project, started over 5 years ago and makes a change from lovely and efficient, carbon reducing, but not very photogenic, solar panels. I distinctly remember our first meeting, in 2010, at the hotel, with John Lancaster (now the project manager) and Mr Meshreky the owner, and thinking this shouldn’t take too long!!.
For those of you who can’t remember the project we will be replacing the current decorative waterwheel with one capable of delivering approximately 87,000 kWh per year. The wheel is currently being built by Hydrowatt in Germany. As the project progresses we will be posting pictures to our website but in the meantime here’s what it looked like on 19 May 2016
If you are passing across the Toll Bridge in Bathampton or visiting the Old Mill Hotel please stop and take a picture of the site and send it to me for publication on our website. Huge prizes for the best picture.
On the left, as the site was before work started showing the old decorative wheel. On the right, step 1, take the old wheel away!