Relics at Speyside

The Speyside waterwheel is one of the best maintained places of historic value on this windward end of the island. The local Community-Based Environmental Protection Enhancement Programme CEPEP gang has adopted this site for beautification by planting flowers and keeping the bushes to a minimum.

Speyside watermill and boiling house ruins 1928
Speyside watermill and boiling house ruins 1928. Notice the estate house in the top left corner of the picture as well as the chimney notably absent in the present ruins of today.

These ruins of the old sugar factory only need a roof to be made functional. Photographs by Brian Nurse

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Beautification courtesy CEPEP
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The coppers in the bushes

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Fire holes in the factory. Behind this wall are four three hundred gallon coppers where the squeezed cane juice is processed into sugar.
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A view of the factory from the waterwheel
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Horizontal rollers assembled to the gears that are turned by the waterwheel.
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A view of the sugar works from the seashore.

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