History

In the second part of our series looking forward to the UN climate summit, Brixton Windmill volunteer Nick Weedon looks at the creative ways in which wind energy has been harnessed over the centuries   Vertical axis mill   September marks the start of four 
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Brixton Windmill volunteer Ann Lee introduces a series on the past and future of wind-driven energy This November sees the first United Nations summit on climate change to be hosted by the UK. The Conference of Parties (COP for short) is the foremost global forum 
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In 1862, the Ashby family stopped grinding corn by wind power at Brixton and moved their milling operation to a watermill at Mitcham until 1902. Penny Steele investigates the story of the Ashby watermill.
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This 1906 postcard of the Old Mill, Brixton Hill, was posted at 9pm on 22 December 1906 to an address in Herne Hill. The stamp cost a halfpenny.
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Successful first open day since restoration
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Mill memories: Debby Brown
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Vivian Steven
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Mick Street
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Derek Rowles and Valerie Miller
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Bill Pearson
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