Played host both folk artists and local bands and was owned by Pete Brown of BCD Entertainment. The bands played upstairs.
Tony Cousins of Easy Moses remembers the Old Mill;
In 1969, when Easy Moses moved to Cornwall, we had no accommodation. Initially we all dossed down in Pete Brown’s house (BCD Entertainments) in Turf St, Bodmin. Pete had another office which I believe was in The Old Mill at Boscastle. It is situated opposite the Wellington Pub. Pete’s suggestion was that we were offered a room with 4 mattresses within the mill and to pay for this we would perform free of charge at the Old Mill. I seem to remember the DJ was a lovely “hippy” guy called Dennis. In the early days it was tough. When word got round we started doing a door deal with the owner (who I think was Dennis’ dad). In my records I recorded that the first one raised £1-10s-6d (yes this was pre-decimal), however as word got round the rewards became better. The beauty of living and gigging there was that we had a built-in rehearsal room. I can’t remember any of the other bands that played there….we were always working ourselves elsewhere at the weekends but it was always good to come “home” to play at the mill.
The only other notes I have on the place recorded names of people we met while we lived there. If any of them read this it would be good to hear from them.
They were Rosy Capes, Jenny Boyd and Penny Holt (known as “Bobbie” – she had “Bobbie Boscastle” on the back of her leather jacket!), and her friend from Tintagel, Glynnis (I think).
Great gig; good times.