This artwork celebrates the John Darling and Son Flour Mill in Albion, one of the most amazing vistas in the western suburbs. I took the photo in this illustration, which wasn’t easy, due to the barbed-wire fencing that surrounds the buildings today and the fact that I am incredibly short.
The mill is architecturally significant, with its red brick mill building, tower, signage parapets, cornice and garbles, distinctive of the early 20th century. The mills hold fond memories for many who worked there, and their children. Memories include rail wagons full of wheat besides Albion station and the building of new silos. Allied Mills took over in 1968. Today it is earmarked for development.