Brian Shingler 1941 -2014
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|Year of publication||2014|
|Scope & content||It is sad to report the death of Brian Shingler, a long term member of the society, who actively encouraged interest in milling and hydro power in the South West. |
Brian grew up in Ashford Carbonell. near Ludlow, where his father ran a bakery. He loved, watching his father weighing out the dough and kneading it into loaves, one in each hand. A great place to explore was the little river that ran through the property, and the small field with their cow, pigsty and chicken houses. He was a practical boy with a love of being outdoors, which meant that sometimes Brian had to be physically dragged up the village to school.
In 200 I Brian was key in getting together a group of Somerset mill owners to promote hydropower. He led the way by installing a new turbine at Gants Mill alongside the working Armfield turbine, to generate electricity and took a hands-on role in positioning the new turbine in the old waterwheel pit…Read more.