||LATEST BESPOKE CD-R RELEASE January 2017
THE FLOUR OF THE FOREST
Orignally produced for Eling Tide Mill Trust in 1980
FTB CD10 5 tracks with revised notes and additional photograph
Brian Hooper Vocals and Guitar
Ken Stephens Vocals and Concertina
Roy Harrison Vocals and Guitar
Dave Williams Voice
Geoff Jerram Vocals and Concertina
In 1980 Eling Tide Mill Trust sponsored THE FLOUR OF THE FOREST as part of a fund-raising campaign for the £50,000 needed to complete the restoration of the mill machinery and develop a comprehensive interpretative display to show how the mill works.
The artists were all resident singers at Southamptons Focsle Folk Music Club and their work reflected aspects of the restoration project, and the affection that so many people feel for the mill. The songs also looked forward to the mills new role as a working tide mill, where Hampshire wheat would be ground by millstones powered by the tides of the Solent.