Cornelius Fudge actor opens steam-powered mill

Robert Hardy, the actor famous for playing Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies, has reopened a Victorian steam mill.

A mill at Combe is mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086 but the current building dates to 1852 when it was built as a dual powered sawmill run by both water and steam.

It forms part of the Blenheim Estate, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

In commemoration of the event, he spoke to the BBC about preserving the past:

“Interesting the young so that they have some sort of appreciation and can join the battle to preserve what is worth preserving of our past is a very important thing to try and do.”

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