At the earliest this photo is from the very late 1930’s, or possibly just post war. The field to the left is shown with crops, as per allotments, which was a measure started at the outbreak of war (information from Cliff Featherston, September 2014).
Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex
Note on reverse reads "Photograph of original water colour painting 'FAR & NEAR' by Miss M.L. Macmorran. Copyright Thos. Forman & Sons Art Printers, Nottingham. Reg. Design No. 8699. Photo P.H.J. Baker" A 2nd hand has added the Mill identification.