Lizzie Newman (nee Denyer) of the National Trust Cottage in Lower Eashing recalled similar, but worse, scenes around 1900 (1905?) when, as a young girl, she had to stay upstairs for several days in her bedroom until the floods subsided. When she came down there was a layer of mud everywhere downstairs and a frog hopping round the living room. Her father ran a cycle repair shop in Lower Eashing – ‘Denyers’. Lizzie was one of about ten or eleven Denyer children.
More unusually, there was once a great fire at the mill, and the newspapers covered this as well (photo above)