Caroline and Simon Spiller are pictured with some of their staff at Otterton Mill which reopened yesterday (Wednesday) after being closed for several weeks following flooding. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exv 5482-03-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Otterton Mill reopened yesterday (Wednesday, January 16) after a two-month closure following catastrophic flooding.
The ancient mill was engulfed by flood waters at the end of November last year, and has been closed ever since while extensive building works and cleaning took place.
Mill owners Caroline and Simon Spiller, and a handful of staff and contractors worked throughout the festive holiday to repair damage, clean and dry the buildings and site.
Caroline said: “We are delighted to reopen.
“The nature of flood damage is that more issues emerge over time, and we’ve had to deal with a few more last-minute repairs over the past few days. However, we are now raring to go, and welcome back our customers.”
Caroline added: “We’d like to thank everyone who has provided support and practical help during our closure, including Otterton villagers, our customers, members of the local business community and our wonderful team of staff.”