After posting the piece about the Tidemills and Seaford I went to Brighton Museum to hear an enthusiastic and informative talk about Brighton’s Turner watercolour of the Chain Pier and the Pavilion by friend and museum curator Alexandra Loske. We were early so pottered through the collection of pottery of Henry Willett. In the first case I encountered was a plate with a painting of Newhaven Tidemills on it. And a label explaining that the collector Henry Willett was the son of the man who owned the Tidemill, where he lived until he moved to Brighton in 1841.
Nice that they thought of adding a windmill to grind corn when the tide didn’t provide enough power. That’s the trouble with these renewables, they just don’t work all the time like nuclear.