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Hydropower petition

eWaterpower, a company that specialises in providing electricity through waterpower throughout the UK and France, and one of our Corporate Friends, has asked us to circulate the following petition. The petition implores the Lords to reconsider what is described by the petitioner as the Government’s significant withdrawal of support to increase renewable energy capacity within…

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A Sussex Windmill with Six Sweeps

Author: Sussex Miller Ashcombe Windmill on Kingston Hill, Lewes, in East Sussex now boasts six new sweeps. James Tasker, owner of the mill, commissioned millwrights to fabricate and fit the sweeps using a mobile crane and a cherry picker. This six sweep post mill was built in 1828 and destroyed during a gale in 1916,…

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The Tide Mill: A Once and Future Thing

Author: Earl Taylor 7th ANNUAL CONFERENCE A HIT: More than fifty tide mill aficionados gathered at Kennebunkport Conservation Trust’s headquarters November 18th and 19th for Tide Mill Institute’s 7th annual conference to explore the past and future of tide mills. The illustration  is of delegates inspecting the archaeology of the 1746 Perkins grist mill at…

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Tide Mill Institute Conference 2009

Author: Earl Taylor The Tide Mill Conference for 2009 is scheduled for Friday, Saturday November 6-7, 2009. The venue will be the Dorchester Historical Society’s William Clapp House at 195 Boston Street, Dorchester (Boston), MA in the USA The Tide Mill Institute, under the auspices of The Dorchester Historical Society will host the fifth Annual…

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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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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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