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    I never knew there was a windmill in Newsham either and I live by it. Pity it was demolished,another little bit of character lost.

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    Hi,
    is this the mill you meant, in Newsham park? This one was used for pumping water in the lake/boating pond.

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    I wonder,if the park gets this lottery grant the council is after,will they build a smaller replica? .

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    Default Mills in 1790's

    Came across these on:?


    Which has more similar, and pics of Liverpool from the same era.
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    I rediscovered this thread today and thought it needs a 'bump!'
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    There is an old windmill down the road from me, on Liverpool Road, Lydiate, in between Lambshear Lane and Moss Lane. Its now a private residence and garden centre. Its in good nick too

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    I pass that every weekend.
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    Forest's mill, Lydiate - see link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lydiate_windmill.jpg
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    Prescot Windmill, c.1905








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    Thanks, Dazza.

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    I went past the mill in Moor lane,and it looks like some major renovation is in progress,but don't think they'll be putting the sails back!? Here's a couple of then, and now pic's.(origin uncertain)

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    Thanks, Steve. Great to see. I used to ride past this mill on board the L5 or L6 Ribble bus on the way to or from my auntie's in Water Street, Thornton. As you do, I doubt if there are any plans to restore the sails.

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    Great series Steve. It would look amazing with the sails restored. I wonder whether this is just a dream, or whether there're some plans 'aloft'?
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    Good pics Wsteve.

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    It was up for sale at 50,000,about 10/12 years ago,but probably needed work,then!

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    I'd love the challenge of living in a windmill. I think I'd end up restoring it though? Imagine those big sails reinstated. Fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    I'd love the challenge of living in a windmill. I think I'd end up restoring it though? Imagine those big sails reinstated. Fantastic!
    Especially on a windy night,that grinding noise would help you sleep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Especially on a windy night,that grinding noise would help you sleep!
    Ha, nothing disturbs my sleep, nothing. For free electricity, I'd put up with the noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    Ha, nothing disturbs my sleep, nothing. For free electricity, I'd put up with the noise.
    I suppose a modern mechanism,would be much quieter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    I went past the mill in Moor lane,and it looks like some major renovation is in progress,but don't think they'll be putting the sails back!? Here's a couple of then, and now pic's.(origin uncertain)
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    Nice pic' Chris,must be 20's/30's?

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    I mistakenly deleted, many of the pic's I posted,so here are a few of the mill,over the years.
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    Talking of windmills,does anyone have any good pic's of the one that was in Scotland rd,and know when it was finally demolished?




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    Scotland Road Mill in the early 1840's. St Anthony's church can be seen opposite the mill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    Scotland Road Mill in the early 1840's. St Anthony's church can be seen opposite the mill.

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    Just seems odd, that even though it was on one of the main roads into the city,there aren't many pic's of it around??

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Just seems odd, that even though it was on one of the main roads into the city,there aren't many pic's of it around??
    Not only that, it was the first thing that married couples would have seen exiting St Anthony's church. You'd think it'd be on someone's wedding photos?

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    Fantastic.
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    [QUOTE=wsteve55;309814]Talking of windmills,does anyone have any good pic's of the one that was in Scotland rd,and know when it was finally demolished?


    I think it was situated where (upper) Woodstock Gardens are. Between Silvester and Benledi Streets.
    Demolished late 40's.
    Sadly, no pics. Cameras were a luxury item in those days.

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    I think it lasted much later than the 40s, see the above pics (post 83)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    Scotland Road Mill in the early 1840's. St Anthony's church can be seen opposite the mill.

    View by Ackerman [LRO].
    Interesting map!
    The Church along from St. Anthonys marked 'St Martins' must be the site where the Derby Cinema was later situated.
    Just south of St Anthonys is another Church in Oxford Street (later renamed Silvester St) This ,was war damaged, and nicknamed the 'Black' Church it's real tltle was St Martins in the Fields.

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