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ISBN: 9780857100269
Spirit of Norfolk Windmills
Spirit of Norfolk Windmills
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The windmills of Norfolk are perhaps the most iconic of all the county’s landscape features. Scattered across the county they stand as sentinels to a distant industrial past in which they provided wind-driven power for milling and for draining the marshland.

In the nineteenth century at their peak there were around 700 working windmills in Norfolk and those that survive are important for having played their part in how the Norfolk landscape looks today. The best known of these survivors are the windmills of the Norfolk Broads. The engineering of dykes and associated windpumps helped to drain the marshland, allowing farming and settlements to grow. This process began over 250 years ago, and whilst over the years the drainage mills of the Broads have gradually been replaced with more efficient diesel and electric pumps, plenty of examples of the original mills can still be found in both working and derelict states.

Whether the mills were originally built to grind corn or to drain water the basic process of harnessing wind power through the use of sails is still the same, and this book showcases a selection of the photographer’s personal favourite windmills and drainage mills that can be found in Norfolk today.

Chris Herring’s photographs are superb in bringing out the best of the romance of these beautiful historic structures.

Chris Herring is a Norfolk-based full time professional freelance photographer who specialises in photographing the wonderful and varied landscape and wildlife of the Norfolk & Suffolk Broads along with other areas of East Anglia and elsewhere in the British Isles.

Chris is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Norfolk's leading young photographers concentrating on landscape and Nature photography of the Norfolk Broads and countryside producing bright vibrant pictures that inspire. This reputation has lead to Chris regularly having work published in local and national magazines in calendars and taking on commissions for both local companies and large global brands. Spirit of Norfolk Windmills is his first book.

Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 0 85710 026 9, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published May 2010.

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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
The North Norfolk RailwayThe North Norfolk Railway - £14.99
Martin Bowman’s photographs capture this pictures of the locomotives and rolling stock. Norfolk and for the steam enthusiast.
 
 
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