Apr 20, 2017Langstone Mill

Langstone Mill. Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Besides being picturesque, Langstone Mill is interesting because it is the site of two mills. As well as the obvious windmill, there was also a tidal mill on the site. Built around 1730, the mill was derelict in 1934. By the start of the Second World War, it had been converted to a private residence. I’d love to give a link to the English Heritage site to confirm this information, but the website’s not working at the moment.

In the distance is Hayling Island. Once upon a time a frequent haunt of mine because my first boat was kept there, and in the seventies, I visited often to go horse riding along the beach. Hold on, one of the rare pictures I have from before 2007 was taken here in the seventies…

After Riding – 1977, 1978 I don’t know. Bob, Kim Gary Jayne. We’d often stop at the pub after riding. Note poser Bob’s riding boots.

Yes, that’s me with the long hair. It was the seventies, so you’ll have to excuse me. You’ll notice that the beard was already in place. And on the far left is Bob, who also appears elsewhere, Kim, his girlfriend, and my fiancée (judging by the ring on her finger) Jayne Brown nee Pitt.

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Langstone Mill. Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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