Herne Mill, Herne



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Cutting from unknown publication. It was reported that the Windmill near Herne Bay reopened for use. This is a "survivor" of the many windmills in Britain that once ground corn and meal and sawed timber. Only a 1000 are left standing and few are in use. The report also describes early developments in Western Europe.

"Why Is It That Windmills have such a vital interest for Lovers of the Countryside"

Cutting from "Slough Observer" reports that today traditional milling is a "scientific mechanical business" but there are many ancient windmills still to be seen in the countryside some of which are still in working order. Much interest has been generated by the proposed restoration of the Old Mill at Herne which is being supported financially by Trinity House as a navigational landmark.

"Kent Mill Restored"

Cutting from "Deal Mercury". Helen Lloyd, secretary to the Windmill Section of SPAB writes to the Times: "towards the end of this week the sweeps (sails) of an eighteenth century windmill, after years of idleness, will be once more at work".

"An Old Mill Restored"

Cutting from "The Times" reporting that Herne Mill was a "fine example of a Kentish Smock mill". Having been restored, with the help of the Society of the Protection of Ancient Buildings, it was now in working order.

"Windmill Sails and Sailors have their Landmark - Corn flows once more at Herne Bay""

Cutting from "News Chronicle" reporting that the sails of the Herne Bay Windmill "slowly" turned after a lapse of three years. Mr Frank Wootton, the miller, enabled the sails to turn again. The mill is a splendid example of Kentish octagonal smock mill with a revolving bonnet. It was built in 1781 on a site that had a mill in the distant past.

"Unquixotic Enterprise"

Cutting from "Christian Herald". Five men received certificates from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (Mills Section) awarded for "zeal in maintenance" of windmills. These diplomas were signed by Lord Esher.

"Herne Mill"

Cutting from "South Eastern Gazette". An appeal for the funds to repair the Herne Bay Windmill is supported by notable people from three organisations. Herne windmill is a "typical Kentish Smock Mill" that has seen better times with much to repair.

"Effort to save a Windmill"

Cutting from "Advertiser and Echo". An appeal for the rebuilding of Herne Windmill is being sort by the Society of Preservation of Ancient Buildings. The letter writter from Minster emphasises the need to preserve windmills for future generations to enjoy.

Box 153 / File 5 / 1956-57 / M/7/2 C

To understand the context of this file, see Item 22362, a finding aid for material in the KCC files relating to Herne Windmill. In addition, go to the Herne Mill page of the Kent Millers' Tales website for a complete range of material relating to the mill.

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