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 Post subject: Windmill from the docks
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:41 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:08 pm 
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A new one on me Brian...............excellent postcard .............


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:17 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:24 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:47 am 
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Brian - Never saw the windmill from that angle before,
and was also curious about the stack.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:53 am 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:43 am 
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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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Nice to see a new image, thanks Brian. :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:46 am 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:19 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:20 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:11 pm 
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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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