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Aerial view of Sindlesham Mill in close-up

Other 1944 Close-ups:

Starfish Site in WWII

Arborfield Hall Farm

Shinfield & Earley

Lower Earley

Carter's Hill & Betty Grove

Mole Road

Earley & Reading Road




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Arborfield Hall Farm

Carter's Hill and Bearwood


Winnersh Cross Roads

Winnersh Triangle

Sindlesham Mill

Lower Earley

Dinton Pastures


USAAF aerial photo of Carter's Hill and Winnersh, dated 8th March 1944, ref. 5045, by permission of National Monuments Record, English Heritage. Use the scroll bar to see the full width of the view.  

This close-up of Sindlesham shows Mill Lane with Sindlesham Mill and its outbuildings where the River Loddon crosses the Lane. The Mill was owned by members of the Simonds family, and was active until the late 1960's - click here to see an advert for the Mill's flour.

Externally, the Mill itself is largely unaltered, but several additional buildings have been erected to create the Hotel complex and the Poacher's Bar.

At the top of the picture is now the roundabout with Lower Earley Way.

In the middle of the picture are the cottages alongside another channel of the River Loddon. Here, the river crossing has since been replaced by a girder bridge, while immediately to the south, the M4 bridge now dominates. Hatch Farm is at the bottom of the picture.


Here is an advertisement for Homeland Flour, from Arborfield Parish Magazine around 1963:


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