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Ritchie Sawmill, Tay Valley Twp.

This gallery contains some of the results of producing a photographic record of those mills that are still standing, to document the remains of this wonderful heritage that provided so much to the economy in the early days of the region. You can learn more about these mill by viewing the report "Mills of the Tay and Area" which you will find on the Tay Canal and River History Page.

The main source of these was a project of the Lanark County Camera Club, in 2005, in cooperation with the Friends of the Tay Watershed Association. The photos were taken by Ralph Buttrum; Paul Sturmey; David Zimmerly; Graeme Crab; and Gary Webster.

Copyright Notice: These photos are the property individual photographers (credited on the photos). Please contact us for permission to use them.


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The Ritchie Sawmill, from mill pond above dam, on Noonan Road, Bathurst Ward, Tay Valley Township. 2011 The Ritchie Sawmill, taken across dam (still standing) from Guthrie Property; on Noonan Road, Bathurst Ward, Tay Valley Township. 2010 The rear side of Ritchie Sawmill, below dam; Tay River at side; on Noonan Road, Bathurst Ward, Tay Valley Township. 2005 The mill pond side of Ritchie Sawmill; note slabs still in place some decades after end of operations; on Noonan Road, Bathurst Ward, Tay Valley Township. 2005 The Ritchie Sawmill, mill pond side, showing location of saw carriage bed; on Noonan Road, Bathurst Ward, Tay Valley Township. 2005 The interior of the Ritchie Sawmill, showing former bed of the saw carriage, left, and preseumed cut-off saw tables right; on Noonan Road, Bathurst Ward, Tay Valley Township. 2005 The Interior of Ritchie Sawmill, with machinery; on Noonan Road, Bathurst Ward, Tay Valley Township. 2005 The Mill pond above Ritchie Sawmill, relatively intact; on Noonan Road, Bathurst Ward, Tay Valley Township. 2010


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