George Clarke makes a second return to an epic project – a 17th century water mill in a picturesque riverside setting in Northumberland. Eight years since they first took it on, Dave and Margaret Hedley have continued to work on restoring the mill’s enviable heritage. Battling through historic flooding and devastating illness, the couple didn’t rest – hand-building a working replica of the old water wheel and the mill’s internal machinery.
In the threshing barn next door, their impeccable restoration standards have been maintained in every detail, and the water wheel is about to take on a new purpose for the 21st century.
Executive Producer: Lionel Mill
Series Producer and Director: Robert Marsden
Production Company: Tiger Aspect
The Restoration Man: Northumberland Water Mill Revisit airs on Saturday 6 May 2017 from 7.00pm-8.00pm on Channel 4.