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Windmill from the docks

#1 Post by Brian » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:41 pm

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#2 Post by northbrook » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:08 pm

A new one on me Brian...............excellent postcard .............

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#3 Post by bornandbred » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:17 pm

Great photo Brian. I'm sure I should know this & have probably been told before, but what was the purpose of the tall chimney to the left of the windmill?

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#4 Post by Brian » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:24 pm

That's from a photo Northbrook, not a postcard (although it does look like one) I have a couple more to scan yet. As for the chimney er.... I can't remember :')

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#5 Post by xpaddy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:47 am

Brian - Never saw the windmill from that angle before,
and was also curious about the stack.

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#6 Post by whitestar » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:53 am

I've never seen a photograph showing that chimney stack ;--) ..... where was it located ? Looks like it was somewhere around King's Lane or Crock Savages fields ~x(

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#7 Post by Brian » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:43 am

whitestar wrote:I've never seen a photograph showing that chimney stack ;--) ..... where was it located ? Looks like it was somewhere around King's Lane or Crock Savages fields ~x(
This should help ;)


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#8 Post by Adie » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:46 am

Nice to see a new image, thanks Brian. :thumbs:

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#9 Post by patMG07 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:46 am

That first photo is a 'new' one as far as I am concerned. If we still had that structure today it would have been a wonderful draw for tourists and no doubt the forum members would have been down most days, photographing it from every possible angle. I notice the tide was well and truly out. It looks as though they could have done with some help from a dredger back then!

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#10 Post by whitestar » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:19 pm

That certainaly helps Brian :D ..... obviously I was way off in y guess for location :-c I do recall seeing this last picture with the chimney stack in it now that you have re-posted it...does anyone know the reason for the Chimney being there ?

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#11 Post by Brian » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:20 pm

A little digging about the windmill shows that it was built by Robert Turner in 1802 and used by the firm of Isaac William Glenny & Sons for the production of flour and meal. A 16 horse power steam engine was later attached to the mill to allow it to operate in all weathers. would that chimney be for the steam engine? ~x( It could of course have nothing to do with the windmill, and could have been part of some other factory nearby ?

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#12 Post by GREENGRASS » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:11 pm

Yes Brian, I was asking my dad there and he tells me it was an auxciliary for the windmill when there was no wind power a furnace was lit which in turn, powered the steam engine in order to operate the mill in its normal capacity. It was somewhere near to where the Genoa is now a days.

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