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Medieval London water mill found

William Hill’s latest list of news links includes the BBC News item from mid February http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7894524.stm describing the 12th century tide mill at Greenwich. Other links from William are below:http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=2062 The water mill revolutionary http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1146285/Uncovered-Archaeologists-unearth-remnants-giant-medieval-watermill.htmlMedieval Mill in Greenwich & http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7894524.stm & http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/Yorkshire-team-preserves-medieval-mill.5013216.jp (7 several others)  Mills for sale (lots of money!) http://www.property.org.uk/unique/mills.html & http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-18570841.html/svr/1012;jsessionid=FD93FEAF65E58A094B25B11D6525FB4B  http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/weird/090227_windmill_homes A texan new miller? http://www.archwind.org/ Helping the local economy…

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New Website on European Windmills

Author: Leo van Raamsdonk For years now I am interested in regional diversity and development of windmills. After a period that I didn’t have the possibility to pay attention, I recently started to study traditional windmills again. One of the current results is a website with a.o. a computer program for identifying European windmills. Another…

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Peotone windmill’s fate still twisting in the wind

The Chicago Tribune reports on the Rathje Windmill which has stood guard on the north end of Peotone in southern Will County, which now needs money spent on it: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-peotone_windmill_sw_zone_05feb05,0,3667001.story See also the mill’s website: http://www.peotone.com/rathjemill/index.htm

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Photo retouching

I copied Jenny West’s old postcard on Facebook and retouched it with my Picasa 3 program (free from Google). The result is as attached. Not perfect but an improvement aesthetically! I wonder if this is acceptable or would people rather see something less pleasing to the eye? You never know with photos whether they have…

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News of Windmills

This months news links feature work on Skidby and proposals for Tadworth as well as a video of Rayleigh and a £1million price on Wymondham. There is also a note on making horizontal windmills more efficent http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/localnews/Windmill-we-have-liftoff.4902693.jp Skidby Mill cap removed http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7843543.stm (nice video) ] http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/4086510.Our_wonderful_windmill/ Rayleigh mill 200 years old & video http://m6live.echo-news.co.uk/news/video/69545/ (Though the commentator seems proud all the…

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Urgent response needed to planning application

Author: The Oldland Mill Trust The owners of Oldland Mill House, have submitted two applications entitled “Alterations to create ancillary accommodation for guests or staff.” The building in question is in fact Oldland Mill Granary. Oldland Windmill is Grade II-listed and it has been assumed that the Granary was within the curtilage of the mill…

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