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Foston Windmill

Author: Jon Sass I remember Foston Windmill very derelict in the early 1960s and still a noble landmark on the A1. I would like to amplify Adam’s post http://www.millsarchivetrust.org/index.php/blogs/more/sails_from_telgraph_poles Thanks for bringing my attention to the Flickr image http://www.flickr.com/photos/millsarchive/3133015091/ My information (via Rex Wailes) stated that the miller Mr Rowbottom made three new sails for the…

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News of Mills January 2009

Holgate Windmil, Brill Windmill Fulwell Windmill and Rye Windmill all feature with items on the US wind farm industry and the Severn Barrage http://www.thepress.co.uk/news/4020811. End_in_sight_for_Holgate_Windmill_restoration_project/ Holgate Windmill Update http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/hydro_electricenergy/4214030/Anger-over-green-plans-to-harness-energy-from-UK-rivers.html Anglers have attacked plans to build hundreds of “environmentally-friendly” water mills in British rivers & http://www.energyhelpline.com/news/article.aspx?aaid=18942083&y=2008&m=12&w=4&pid=1 Buy a windmill clock!http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6110993 (3 days to bid) http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/Next-stage-of-Brill-Windmill.4859705.jp Next stage of Brill Windmill restoration…

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Sails from telegraph poles

Author: Adam Marriott The Mills Archive picture of Foston windmill in their newly relased Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/millsarchive/ shows a mill whose sails I have always liked. Jon Sass once told me the miller made them himself out of telegraph poles from the nearby A1 which were being changed at the time. i wonder if there was…

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Old Glory

Author: Jim Woodward-Nutt There is a good article in the January edition of ‘Old Glory’ magazine on Polkey’s Drainage Mill, Norfolk, which has recently been restored by Vincent Pargeter. It might be a good idea if a few people wrote to ‘Old Glory’ about mills, to encourage them to put in more mill articles. Jim

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Mill News 29 Dec 2008

Links this month feature a Dutch mill image library, a Canadian windmill and UK mills in Crosby, Brill and the Peak District. There is a plug for “Remembering Three Mills” and of course, Wallace and Gromit – required viewimg for all Health & Safety personnel. The full details follow: http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/?/nl/items/RIJK01:SK-A-3082/&p=26&i=1&st=molen&sc=%28%27molen%27%20%2A%29%20and%20%28type%20any%20%27image%20video%20audio%20text%27%29/&wst=molenDutch Image library. Pictures very large…

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Preston Mill near Faversham

Vincent Pargeter has commented on the curious sweeps on the smock mill near Faversham shown in the Mills Archive’s new Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/millsarchive/ The site and Vincent’s note are both of interest! The outer pair of sweeps on the flikr photo of the smock mill at Preston Nr Faversham are wide and significantly tapered. The…

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