New bench for Windmill Gardens

The Ashby Bench

The Friends of Windmill Gardens are grateful to the children of Catherine Black née Ashby for donating a new bench in Windmill Gardens in memory of their mother Catherine.

Catherine, who sadly died aged only 60 in 2008, was a great genealogist and traced her connection to Brixton Windmill back to Amos, the youngest son of the first miller at Brixton. Her family have kindly shared the results of this meticulous research into the history of the Ashby family with the Friends.

We would like to thank Eleanor Black (pictured) and her brother for their kind donation in memory of their mother. The bench, which is sited close to the windmill, is being well used by visitors.

The quotation on the bench – “Then when it comes to us, the answer is so simple after all” – is from the poem So Many Different Lengths of Time by Brian Patten.?

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