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ISBN: 9780857041012
AUTHOR: Mike Page & Alison Yardy
An A - Z of Norfolk Windmills
An A - Z of Norfolk Windmills
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Norfolk is famed as a county of windmills and there is no better way of seeing them than from the air. In this superbly illustrated book, using aerial photographs taken by Mike Page, the reader is taken on a flight across the county looking at all the sites where windmills are still to be seen.

In total there are more than 200 sites with some visible remains. Numbers are considerably boosted by the survival of 70 or so drainage windmills in the Broads’ area, many of which worked into the 1940s. The mills themselves exhibit variation across the county, not least in terms of their proportions from the smallest corn mill with just three floors, up to the tallest, Sutton Mill, with nine floors.

A number of those that survive last worked as the earlier manual type of mill which had their cap and canvas-covered common sails hauled round into the wind by the millman. There is also great variety in what has become of the mills since they ended work. As can be seen in the photographs, some are beautifully restored; some remain picturesque derelicts and some are perhaps not immediately recognisable as windmill remains.

Assembling an A to Z (or in fact an A-Y), of Norfolk Windmills was something of a challenge for the authors but this is the first time that such a comprehensive aerial listing has been attempted, which with Alison Yardy’s expert commentary,makes this one of the most important books on the subject ever published.

Gorleston-born Mike Page began his working life as a boat builder but in 1973 in partnership with his wife Gillian began a garage business at Strumpshaw, east of Norwich. He's now semi-retired and his son Martin runs the garage, which gives him more time to pursue his flying and photographic interests. He has a considerable library of aerial and wildlife prints which he makes readily available. In addition he supplies newspapers with newsworthy pictures and recently has produced aerial photographs for the Eastern Daily Press in a series of supplements that have been very well received. His first major project was a number of videos and DVDs of the East Anglian Coast. All Mike Page's books of aerial photographs of Norfolk and Suffolk have enjoyed a huge readership in East Anglia and beyond.

Alison Yardy, is Heritage and Landscape Officer for Norfolk County Council and is acknowledged as one of the county’s experts on windmills.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 101 2, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published August 2011.

Spirit of Suffolk WindmillsSpirit of Suffolk Windmills - £4.99
This book showcases a selection of the photographer’s personal favourite windmills and drainage mills that can be found in Suffolk today. Chris Herring’s photographs are superb in bringing out the best of the romance of these beautiful historic structures.
Spirit of Norfolk WindmillsSpirit of Norfolk Windmills - £4.99
The windmills of Norfolk are perhaps the most iconic of all the county’s landscape features. Chris Herring’s photographs are superb in bringing out the best of the romance of these beautiful historic structures.
Sky High Norfolk BroadsSky High Norfolk Broads - £4.99
In this book the reader is offered a visual memento of the Broads through photographs specially selected by Mike Page. Both for those who know the Broads well, or for those who are visiting on holiday, this gem of a book provides the perfect keepsake.
A Broads-Eye View 2A Broads-Eye View 2 - £14.99
In Broads-Eye View 2 we are taken on an aerial journey along the major rivers of the region each of which forms an integral part of that special area known as Broadland. The courses of the rivers Bure,Ant,Thurne,Yare, Chet,Wensum andWaveney are each followed from the air by Mike Page and Pauline Young providing the reader with a unique viewpoint from which to discover and enjoy this wonderful landscape
Sky High Norfolk CoastSky High Norfolk Coast - £4.99
In this book the reader is offered a visual memento of the Norfolk coast through photographs specially selected by the author, Mike Page. Both for those who know this part of Norfolk well, or for those who are visiting on holiday, this gem of a book provides the perfect keepsake.
Sky High Suffolk CoastSky High Suffolk Coast - £4.99

Of particular fascination in Suffolk are the dramatic changes in the coastal landscape due to erosion revealed through the photographs. Mike Page's intimate knowledge of the region and his interest in flying and photography make him particularly well qualified to create this fine collection of aerial pictures.

Web Price: £14.99
17.37 EUR 18.74 USD 24.55 AUD

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