Rottingdean Windmill – A Windmill that stood the test of time…

RWV Windmill4Many thanks to Clive Bonny for sending us this great Argus article on Rottingdean Windmill:

Rottingdean windmill holds an interesting history because it’s traditionally associated with Lot Elphick, a local smuggler.

In 1970, The Argus revealed the association between the smuggler and the 250-year-old windmill.

Elphick owned many small sailing ships which landed on the Rottingdean beaches at a time when there were three windmills on the beach.

Elphick imported illegal French wine, spirits and lace over night to be stored in the windmills, leaving Rottingdean windmill forever associated with the local smuggler.

The windmill became the talk of the classroom again in 1970, but this time thanks to a helping hand in education.

Cyril Moreman, head of woodwork and handicraft at the Fitzherbert secondary school, explained how it began: “It really started at the beginning of June when a party of 50 pupils taking a technical drawing examination made mathematical calculations of the windmill.”

You can read the full article here – Looking back: Windmills that stood the test of time…

Rottingdean Through Time by Douglas d’Enno – Chapter 8 Published

Rottingdean Through TimeAs announced earlier on the Rottingdean Village website, we are proud to be serialising Douglas d’Enno’s illustrated book “Rottingdean Through Time”.

We would like to thank both Douglas d’Enno, the author, and Amberley Publishing for making it available to us. Copies can be purchased from The Grange and other retailers locally in Rottingdean.

Chapter 8 has now been published along side the introduction and the other chapters.

Rottingdean Through Time by Douglas d’Enno – Chapter 7 Published

Rottingdean Through TimeAs announced earlier on the Rottingdean Village website, we are proud to be serialising Douglas d’Enno’s illustrated book “Rottingdean Through Time”.

We would like to thank both Douglas d’Enno, the author, and Amberley Publishing for making it available to us. Copies can be purchased from The Grange and other retailers locally in Rottingdean.

Chapter 7 has now been published along side the introduction and the other chapters.

Rottingdean Through Time by Douglas d’Enno – Chapter 6 Published

Rottingdean Through TimeAs announced earlier on the Rottingdean Village website, we are proud to be serialising Douglas d’Enno’s illustrated book “Rottingdean Through Time”.

We would like to thank both Douglas d’Enno, the author, and Amberley Publishing for making it available to us. Copies can be purchased from The Grange and other retailers locally in Rottingdean.

Chapter 6 has now been published along side the introduction and the other chapters.

Rottingdean Through Time by Douglas d’Enno – Chapter 5 Published

Rottingdean Through TimeAs announced earlier on the Rottingdean Village website, we are proud to be serialising Douglas d’Enno’s illustrated book “Rottingdean Through Time”.

We would like to thank both Douglas d’Enno, the author, and Amberley Publishing for making it available to us. Copies can be purchased from The Grange and other retailers locally in Rottingdean.

Chapter 5 has now been published along side the introduction and the other chapters. Look out for the next chapter coming soon

Rottingdean Through Time by Douglas d’Enno – Chapter 4 Published

Rottingdean Through TimeAs announced earlier on the Rottingdean Village website, we are proud to be serialising Douglas d’Enno’s illustrated book “Rottingdean Through Time”.

We would like to thank both Douglas d’Enno, the author, and Amberley Publishing for making it available to us. Copies can be purchased from The Grange and other retailers locally in Rottingdean.

Chapter 4 has now been published along side the introduction and the other chapters. Look out for the next chapter coming soon

Rottingdean Through Time by Douglas d’Enno – Chapter 3 Published

Rottingdean Through TimeAs announced earlier on the Rottingdean Village website, we are proud to be serialising Douglas d’Enno’s illustrated book “Rottingdean Through Time”.

We would like to thank both Douglas d’Enno, the author, and Amberley Publishing for making it available to us. Copies can be purchased from The Grange and other retailers locally in Rottingdean.

Chapter 3 has now been published along side the introduction and chapter 1 and Chapter 2.

Look out for the next chapter next month.

Rottingdean Through Time by Douglas d’Enno – Chapter 2 Published

Rottingdean Through TimeAs announced earlier in the spring, The Rottingdean Village Website are proud to be serialising Douglas d’Enno’s illustrated book “Rottingdean Through Time” on this website.

We would like to thank both Douglas d’Enno, the author, and Amberley Publishing for making it available to us. Copies can be purchased from The Grange and other retailers locally in Rottingdean.

Chapter 2 has now been published along side the introduction and chapter 1.

Look out for the next chapter next month.

Rottingdean Through Time by Douglas d’Enno – Chapter 1 Published

Rottingdean Through TimeAs announced earlier in the spring, The Rottingdean Village Website are proud to be serialising Douglas d’Enno’s illustrated book “Rottingdean Through Time” on this website. It is a fascinating book which should be of considerable interest to local residents and visitors to the village alike.

We would like to thank both Douglas d’Enno, the author, and Amberley Publishing for making it available to us. Copies can be purchased from The Grange and other retailers locally in Rottingdean.

You can read the introduction and chapter 1 and look out for the next chapter in the near future.

Rottingdean – Then and Now

Rottingdean Through TimeLater this spring, the Rottingdean website is proud to be serialising Douglas d’Enno’s illustrated book “Rottingdean Through Time”. The inclusion of this fascinating book into the website is expected to be of considerable interest to local residents and visitors to the village

New book announced
Local author Douglas has also just announced the forthcoming publication of his new book “Sussex Coast Through Time” which is in the same format, but deals with the entire Sussex coast.

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