Water Mills

Dear Bob – Illustrations of English medieval watermills are rare; one of the best is in the Luttrell Psalter made in Lincolnshire in the early-mid C14. It shows (maybe with some artistic licence) a mill with a vertical waterwheel attached to a simple timber framed building. Most mills of this date (and much later)  would … Read moreWater Mills

1873 – 1878 Leases on Quay Maltings

Record office HB8/5/417  a lease between AT Cobbold and John Hill dated 11 Oct 1873 for the land at the quay including malting house, sheds stables and garden in all 2 acres. It was for 14 years at £30 pa. To last until 1887 In 1878 the lease was cancelled by Mason’s. In 1878 it … Read more1873 – 1878 Leases on Quay Maltings

1938 Postcard of beach

Expanded view of Quay area.   The buildings on the quay, from left to right  The one  you can just see, was the building known as “The Paint Shop”,the middle one was the main “Boat Building Workshop”, the dark building on the right was known as “Wickmans Shed” which covered a launching ramp, with railway lines and … Read more1938 Postcard of beach

The Village Sign in School Road

There was an idea in the village that not only would we like a distinctive village sign but we would like it to commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. Audrie Fitzjohn, who lived at 3 Sunnyhill  offered a design, the result of which you see today. Audrie had been sailing in Waldringfield in the Dragonfly … Read moreThe Village Sign in School Road

Cement Works

The Cement Factory of Waldringfield 1872 -1907 Visitors to Waldringfield and, indeed, residents of that village might be forgiven for not knowing that it was once the site of a large cement factory.  All that now remains of the industry is the quay – which passers-by would assume to have always been part of the … Read moreCement Works