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General History / Re: Farnborough Kent Windmill ?
« Last post by Mickleburgh on December 30, 2018, 11:17:16 »
Had been wondering what had been going on, lets hope we can get back to normal next year, you don`t realise how much you miss something until it is suddenly not there.
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General History / Re: Farnborough Kent Windmill ?
« Last post by smiffy on December 29, 2018, 22:55:52 »
I think kyn intended for the forum to be fully functional over the Christmas period as she talks about making new posts, but things seem to have gone a bit wrong...

For you and anyone else that doesn't know, I believe the forum was closed because it seems to have been hacked by one or more individuals who were changing posts and pictures, making nonsense of some of the threads. Your guess is as good as mine as to why anyone would want to do this.
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General History / Re: Farnborough Kent Windmill ?
« Last post by kms on December 29, 2018, 21:00:32 »

This wasn't a new post, but a reply to Dave's... perhaps we can only reply to existing posts..........

EDIT.... just scanned a few posts and this seems to the only one with a REPLY box!


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General History / Re: Farnborough Kent Windmill ?
« Last post by kms on December 29, 2018, 20:57:06 »
Hi kms, hope you had a happy Christmas.

Completely unrelated, but I'm wondering how you managed to make this post as the forum seems to be read-only for me. I assume that this is the same for everyone else as there have been no other new posts apart from yours, which also seems to be the only one with a "reply" option!

Smiffy, I thought was weird too, but then you've replied and I've replied. Still odd how its the only new post!
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General History / Re: Farnborough Kent Windmill ?
« Last post by smiffy on December 28, 2018, 13:10:19 »
Hi kms, hope you had a happy Christmas.

Completely unrelated, but I'm wondering how you managed to make this post as the forum seems to be read-only for me. I assume that this is the same for everyone else as there have been no other new posts apart from yours, which also seems to be the only one with a "reply" option!
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General History / Re: Farnborough Kent Windmill ?
« Last post by kms on December 25, 2018, 15:52:39 »
No documentary evidence for one that I've found Dave, and it could a corrupted name.

In my book, I wrote:

"Much caution is placed here in claiming mill sites on the basis of field names.  I have deliberately avoided including these, as their provenance is often weakened by corruption of field names over time.  With the village of Chelsfield, a field on the border of the parish with Orpington, seen in 19th century field names as ‘Windmill Field’, is almost certainly a corruption of a previous name ‘Wimble Field’ as marked on a sixteenth century plan.   Other well known field names such as ‘Windmill Hill Wood’ in St Mary Cray, ‘Mill Hill’ in Farnborough village, and ‘Mill Field’ in Deptford , probably do point to ancient windmill sites, but without any form of recorded historical supporting documentation are not included.  "
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Announcements / Forum open temporarily
« Last post by kyn on December 24, 2018, 22:23:30 »
I have opened the forum temporarily over Christmas for you all to enjoy over the next week or so.  There is still work that needs to be done but time is precious and lives are busy, so the forum will close again for a while at a later date.  Until this work is done please make copies of any new posts as there is a chance that these could be lost and may need reposting.

Merry Christmas.
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Farming / Re: Machinery Part
« Last post by filmer01 on October 15, 2018, 15:34:12 »
In another shaw close to the first is this wheel. About 3-4ft across with a row of "teeth" each side, the central axle is about 3.5in wide.

I presume a tractor front wheel, or another implement? Could the first item be a spike from a rear wheel?

As I was taking the pictures Leila our Dutch Shepherd just had to have a good look :)
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Garrison Tragedy at Sheerness.

An extraordinary tragedy took place in Sheerness garrison on Sunday evening. It appears that a corporal of Royal Artillery, named Purvis, was lying on his bed, when he heard a gunner say "I am a good a man as you," and immediately afterwards received a rifle shot in the thigh. Purvis jumped up and struggled with the man, who ran from the room. A gunner, named Pilkington, tried to stop him, but failed, and he received a blow on the head from the rifle. The assailant escaped to the wash-house and the door was secured. The police and military officers tried to induce the man to surrender his rifle, but without success. The fire hose was then turned upon him through the roof, in the hope that it would have the desired effect, but the man discharged the contents of the rifle into his chest, and died in a few minutes. Further particulars show that deceased when in the wash-house brandished his rifle and threatened to shoot anyone who attempted to take it from him. It is stated that Purvis had occasion to speak to the man on Sunday for not performing some duty, and this is supposed to have been the cause of the attempt on his life. Purvis is in the military hospital, and his condition is reported to be favourable.
The deceased's name is Frederick Lake, (Frederick Hamilton Lane) aged 29. He was attached to No. 17 Company Royal Garrison Artillery, and was employed as a blacksmith. The bullet fired at Purvis passed through the fleshy part of his thigh and then into his box at the side of the bed. Lane had been in the Army nine years.

      From The Cambrian 24th December 1903.

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Life / Re: Herne Bay Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD)
« Last post by HERB COLLECTOR on October 13, 2018, 21:13:27 »
If at first you don't succeed...
...try another search engine.
The link provided by Kentonline does not lead to the Ethel Lloyd album. I could not find the album online yesterday, but today I had the bright idea of using a different search engine.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kentphotoarchive/page1
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