When change happens there are always winners and losers. In Vernon, architecturally speaking, perhaps it is the old bridge which could be considered most unfortunate – it no longer exists.
In fact it has been rebuilt and destroyed often enough for us to consider it perhaps the unluckiest bridge in the world.
By now the mill was in exceptionally poor condition. It had been damaged by the Allied bombing and was in serious danger of falling in to the Seine. Its last owner, American William Griffin, died in 1947 and no heirs could be found. Something had to be done and the townspeople of Vernon raised sufficient funds to see it restored.
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