Capel's Mill


Capels Mill 1

The Place

Busy with boats, people and cargo

Just across the road from Waitrose at Dr Newton's Way is Capel's Mill. The huge railway viaduct straddles the River Frome but in 2012 there is no sign of the canal, which was filled in many years ago.

A major project to re-build the canal is now under way. Volunteers have cleared trees and scrub in preparation for digging out a new line of canal.

The People

Ian Mackintosh

Ian Mackintosh

Ian Mackintosh describes Capel's Mill, which was in fact, a former rubbish tip! Chris Balodis explains how things have changed and civil engineer, Mark Seward explains the challenges of the restoration here.