A passionate watermill advocate, Gardner was the driving force behind the SPAB’s decision in 1946 to change the Windmill Section of the committee to the Wind and Watermill Section. She wrote 4 watermill booklets, informing the public about the work of the SPAB and occupied the position of Chair of the watermills publication for the first six issues. She recognised that watermills are as important as windmills to our heritage and saved them in the form of pictures for millwrights to use and learn from. Click here to read her biography. We have also recently discovered that Ms Gardner was a suffragette - read our past blog post about this fascinating detail of her life.