As there's not much going on at the lake this time of year I though you might like to see what the waterwheel at etherow mill would have looked like in days of old when it was a working mill.
This was one of the drawings of the Etherow mill wheel that Bob Abell was shown by the caretaker!
Some comments by Bob the Abell
The big wheel at Etherow was 50 feet diameter and 19 feet wide. built in 1839 and was called.....Big Lily
The wheel at Llanberis is 50 dia by about 6 feet wide and it`s surprising how little water it uses....about a bucketfull per blade!
The slate museum is well worth the visit.....next time the North Wales show is on?
You can still see the marking on the wall at the side of the mill at Etherow, what a whopper hey and thanks for the info and pictures Bob