Brixton Windmill 1816-2022 by
17 March 22
This illustrated talk will explain how Brixton Windmill, built in 1816, survived the industrial revolution and two world wars.
The mill, known locally as Ashby’s mill after the family who ran their corn milling business for 119 years, is once more producing wholemeal flour.
We will look at the campaign to retain and restore the Georgian windmill as a much-loved community asset, and how local volunteers have made Brixton Windmill and the small park where it stands a centre of activity again in 2022.
Update – June 2022
A video of a talk about the windmill is now available here: video of talk-Brixton Windmill
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The title of the history talk on Thursday 17 March at 7pm is Brixton Windmill 1816-2022
The talk is Free to attend and is online only. It is held on Zoom so please book your place in good time!
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About this talk
This is the last in the Spring Program of Monthly History talks with another popular speaker. Join us in March with Jean Kerrigan of the Friends of Windmill Gardens. Talks are scheduled with a variety of speakers and subjects at 7pm on the third Thursday of each month from November 2021 to March 2022.
Lambeth History Unlocked Talks are Organised in Partnership with the Local History Forum.
Photo in Image: Brixton Windmill watercolour c.1820, artist
Copyright: Lambeth Archives.