Green’s Windmill and Science Centre

Green’s Windmill is a restored and working 19th century tower windmill in Sneinton, Nottingham. Built in the early 1800s, it remained in use until the 1860s. It was renovated in the 1980s and is now part of a science centre.

The Mill was built shortly after 1807 by the father of 19th-century mathematical physicist George Green, whose name was also George Green. It is located on the site of a previous post mill and there were at least two other mills on Windmill Lane in Sneinton. In 1829 the elder Green died and his son inherited the mill and operated it until his death in 1841.

The mill was still in use until the 1860s, after which it was abandoned and gradually fell into disrepair. In 1923 a copper cap was fitted at the top to make the building watertight and this survived until a fire destroyed it in 1947.

The mill was derelict until it was acquired by Nottingham City Council in 1979. Funds were raised and it was renovated by Thompson’s, millwrights of Alford, Lincolnshire between 1984 and 1986. It is a Grade 2 listed building. It was reopened on 2 December 1986 and is now part of a science centre which is open to the public. At the same time, No 3, Green’s Gardens was restored from near dereliction by the Nottingham Buildings Preservations Trust as a residence for one of the Museum staff.

Green’s windmill appeared in an episode of Boon titled The Eyes of Texas which was filmed in 1989. (Reference – Wikipedia)

Remarkably George Green had only 14 months at school, leaving when he was only ten years old to work in his father’s bakery and later in the windmill. In 1828 this self-taught genius published his greatest scientific work where he devised a completely new way of using mathematics to understand electricity and magnetism. ( Reference – Green’s Windmill and Science Centre)

… And the game provocation for today…

11 – 12 – 4 = 92

22 – 23 – 3 = 135

33 – 34 – 2 = 134

44 – 45 – 1 = ?

“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, others build windmills. – Chinese Proverb



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