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Rudely but surely they bedded the plinth of the days to come.
Behind the feet of the Legions and before the Norseman’s ire
Rudely but greatly begat they the framing of State and Shire
Rudely but deeply they laboured, and their labour stand till now.
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Offline sharmuk

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Re: Stelling Minnis Windmill.
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 08:25:11 »
The windmill is mentioned early in John Foley's "Mailed Fist" as a landmark when he was training nearby in the run up to D-Day. When I visited it the tea room (which does a nice cream tea by the way) had a large hand-painted orientation map on one wall. A nice touch was that it included Foley's troop of Churchill tanks.
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Re: Stelling Minnis Windmill.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 19:41:32 »
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 19:43:26 »

Commissioned for English Windmills Volume III by Donald Smith, published in 1932 by The Architectural Press on behalf of The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
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Stelling Minnis Windmill.
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011, 00:12:04 »

Stelling Minnis is home to a Grade I listed wooden smock mill, built in 1866, and operated until 1970 when the last miller Alec Davison, died. It was restored to full working condition in 2003 with funding jointly provided by Kent County Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund. (Wiki)
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