Monthly Archives: June 2011

Windmill-powered rafts invade Britain

Or not. But at the beginning of the 19th century, Napoleon was intent on crossing the Channel and invading Britain: “Let us be masters of the Channel for six hours and we are masters of the world.” (That was before … Continue reading

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Flamenco, folk and fairy cakes

A small but enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a benefit gig for the Friends of Windmill Gardens at the other main attraction on Blenheim Gardens – the Windmill pub. The varied sets included excellent flamenco guitarist Fernando Reyes (whose performance inspired an … Continue reading

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Video of Brixton Windmill opening parade

Brixton Windmill Opening from Marco Windham on Vimeo. Marco Windham, who took the great video of the windmill sails being replaced, was also on hand on 2 May to record the May Day parade up Brixton Hill and the opening … Continue reading

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Mill memories: Mick Street

Mick moved to Australia 42 years ago, but he read an article on windmills in Best of British magazine, which included Brixton Windmill. This prompted him to write to us: “I spent my childhood at Brixton Hill and, together with … Continue reading

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Benefit night for Brixton Windmill

Our great friends and supporters at the Windmill pub, one of south London’s best music venues, are generously holding a benefit night this coming Tuesday 28 June to raise money for Friends of Windmill Gardens events. As well as the … Continue reading

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Windmills in Lambeth Talk

              Lambeth archivist Jon Newman has written a short piece about Lambeth windmills in the latest edition of Lambeth Talk, the quarterly newsletter from Lambeth Council. Brixton Windmill is the only surviving mill in Lambeth, … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting this Thursday 23 June

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Windmill Gardens will be held this Thursday 23 June at St Paul’s Community Centre (Church House), 24 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton SW2 5BZ, which is behind The Windmill pub. The meeting will start … Continue reading

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