The gristmill was an essential part of George Ward’s life in Wardsville. The gristmill ground farmers’ wheat into finely ground flour. Before the invention of the gristmill, farmers had to grind wheat into flour with a simple mortar and pestle. When the gristmills were first built in the Thames River region, the closest mill was in Delaware. Farmers had to transport their wheat that long distance or grind it themselves.
Name of sponsor of Barn Quilt : Hosted and sponsored by the Wardsville Golf Club
1948 Longwoods Rd., Wardsville ON.
Latitude : 42.66094 Longitude : -81.74761