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    Does anyone remember the windmill in newsham park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shytalk View Post
    Does anyone remember the windmill in newsham park?
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    No, but here ya go...


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    MarkA,
    Thanks, I have looked for a pic before and was never able to find one. It stood on the edge of the small lake . In that pic it is in way better condition than it was when I was a kid. When I remember it from the sails only had the frames left.
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    I did a search in Google and that postcard was sold in December for 20.77 on eBay. Just searching through eBay now and there's loads of old Liverpool stuff for sale from postcards to OS maps of areas from around the 1900's. It'd be worth doing what I did, go through eBay and save any pictures you find.
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    Here's one for Max. The base of this still exists around the area of the Coffee House...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkA View Post
    Here's one for Max. The base of this still exists around the area of the Coffee House...


    The coffee House? It's just off Woolton Road!

    http://www.dhwav.btinternet.co.uk/page59.html

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    Beverley Road.
    According to this the remains have been cleared for redevelopment long ago.

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    Wow ! I never knew that there had been a windmill in Newsham park.
    Living in Anfield all my life I have been to that park billions of times - and I never heard of that before !

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    Youse young kids missed a lot.

    It was removed in the late 50's, it had been neglected and was unsafe.
    I don't know what its real purpose was but someone told me when I was kid that it was a water pump to keep the lakes full.
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    Yuppers, think I've mentioned to Shy, before that I remember the windmill. close to the small lake, and near to a corrugated iron leanto that served as the mens bogs. There's one for you convenience collectors. Boy! was this one ripe. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona76 View Post
    The coffee House? It's just off Woolton Road!
    It's obviously not a picture of the one I was told about by my nieces. They told me there's the base of a windmill around the area of the Coffee House/Blind School. I will ask them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkA View Post
    No, but here ya go...

    Thanks MarkA, Shy, and everyone. The Newsham Park windmill, which is new to me, looks to me to have been an ornamental mill or one that perhaps had some function for the lake rather than ever a working flour mill like the wooden post mill that stood in Wavertree.

    I concur that the Wavertree Mill was not near the Coffee House. When I did a survey of mills as a project for architecture class when I was attending Quarry Bank I visited the base of the mill and it was indeed off the intersection of Woolton Road and Church Road behind some houses on those respective roads. The map on the Historic Wavertree site locates it just south of Woolton Road and north of Beverly Road.

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    Hi all

    As noted on the Historic Wavertree site, the Wavertree Mill was a post mill, and the way such a mill worked was that the mill was physically turned round on its base to meet the prevailing winds. The below illustration is of such a recreated mill in colonial Williamburg, Virginia. On the left in the photograph, you can see the long post on a wheel that would have been moved to change the position of the mill.

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    Windmill in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Courtesy of "Your Teacher Takes You to Colonial Virginia"
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    Hi all

    Photographs by Sue Adair of the tower mill in Moor Lane, Great Crosby, are at

    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/72161

    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/72159

    Sue notes that, "Dated 1813, this windmill still produced wholemeal flour for local bakeries until the 1970's. It is now a private residence."

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