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Priday's Flour Mill

Featured Article

How a Gloucester Flour Mill Made Legal History by Hugh Conway-Jones

The delay incurred when a fractured crank shaft from the steam engine newly installed at the City Flour Mills was transported by a carrier to the manufacturer led to a court case to recover damages for the subsequent loss of production. The case formed a precedent is still used on both sides of the Atlantic in breach of contract cases.

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City Flours Mills (Priday Metford) in 2010 after conversion into residential use