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Kent windmills & watermills

Artist Tom Burnham and local author Gregory Holyoake have collaborated and jointly published a special edition art book featuring sixteen Kent mills. The book can be bought here and features: Sandwich White MillMargate Draper’s MillSarre Smock MillCrabble Corn MillChillenden Post MillCanterbury St Martin’s MillWillesborough Smock MillWestwell WindmillWoodchurch White MillWittersham Smock MillSandhurst New MillChilham WatermillCranbrook Union MillMeopham Killick’s…

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Horizontal Wind-powered Tannery in Sandwich, Kent (?)

Author: Rob Cumming I’ve recently been looking through a newish website called British Newspapers Online which has a wealth of national and regional newspapers from 1750-1950. It is searchable by string (although the search engine doesn’t work too well). I’ve found some fascinating advertisements placed. The following one intrigues me, as it appears to be…

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Vote to help mill conservation in Kent

Author: Dennis Usmar The time has arrived to vote for the” Valley Conservation society” project on the Natwest Community Force site. If you haven’t already done so, please vote soon (26 days remaining) How to find the siteGoogle “Natwest Community Force” open site & register (only takes a moment) Then go to http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/3853 Tick the box…

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Working on Kent Mills

Author: Geoff Holman Vincent Pargeter is speaking on “Working on Kent MIlls” and Arthur Percival on “The Gunpowder Industry” at the Kent Mills Society Meeting in Faversham, starting at 2pm on Saturday 20 November. Entry is free so do come and join us! The venue is the Faversham Heritage Centre in Preston Street, which is…

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