Wow this is a first what a victory
The first company to stand trial under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 has been fined £385,000 after being found guilty by the jury at Winchester Crown conviction-in-the-uk-delivers-£385000-penalty
I had to get up to sort things out here early, washing and housework so that we could go shopping for food for the Motorhome, I love stocking up at Marks and Spencers as they have great food to feel you are spoiling yourselves.
It was very cold out even cold enough for snow as they say the temperatures are 10 degree’s below last week’s. We wrapped up warm and set off for B&Q’s to get bulbs for our fire only to be told they wont be selling them soon as they are the bayonet sort.
Isnt it bad that we have to buy a new fire because they dont sell bulbs anymore how silly is that.
Still I have always wanted the ones that are like a log burner.
We came back to Marks and I had a great time sorting out meals and nibbles.
On the way back Ray had to post his hearing aid as already it has broken, we went down Borstal Hill and traveled past the Windmill, I thought, Ahhh I could talk about that tonight as it is a prominent part of Whitstable,s history.
Wiki have a great description
Black Mill was built in 1815. A mill that previously stood on the site was marked on Bowen’s map of 1736. The mill had been painted white when built, but was tarred in 1885, thus gaining its name of Black Mill. Trinity House had to be notified, as the mill was a navigational landmark for sailors. The mill last worked circa 1905 and in 1928 was converted into a studio by the artist Laurence Irving, the grandson of Sir Henry Irving. The mill was later converted into a motel. The converted tower still contains the major milling machinery, and externally bears stocks and a dummy fantail.
Black mill is a four storey smock mill on a single storey brick base. There was a stage at first floor level. It had fourpatent sails carried on a cast iron windshaft. The Brake wheel survives. This drove a cast iron Wallower mounted on a wooden Upright Shaft. The Great Spur Wheel also survives. The mill drove three pairs of millstones overdrift. It was winded by a fantail.
- Lawes & Carr 1839 – 1845
- William Carr 1845
- Jonathan Rye
- Henry Somerford 1860 – 1866
- James Callingham 1866 –
- Callingham Bros. – 1899
- George & William Dawking 1899 – 1905
And a more recent description
An interesting twist to the smuggling trade came at the time of the Napoleonic War. French
prisoners of war, kept in appalling conditions in hulks offshore, were helped to escape and found passages back to France. So knowledgeable were the Whitstable sailors of the French shoreline, that they were consulted by Nelson, in the planning of his campaigns.
There is one thing I have gained from this blog writing and that is all the History of Whitstable , What a wonderful place to live !!
We got to the post office, Ray posted his parcel and then it was straight in doors to snuggle back in the warm.
I got the dog bath out and gave Louis a good wash and hair cut, not something I like doing as I cant cut hair with scissors very well, my sons can tell you. Many a time they went to school too scared to take their caps off because I had made another mess up and had to pay out for a barber anyway. I hated the way the barber cut it so short , No3 he would say and then my boys would be there with nothing on their head.
It was in the days when all the groups had long hair all hippy like., but the teachers didn’t like it that long .
Anyway the dog was all wet and thought it great fun to shake it all around the room as he run off from me as I tried to dry him with a towel.
Peace reigned once again and I had a break watching the telly and then made a lovely fish pie for dinner with spinach and will now catch up on some more reading he he !!what next will I write to tell you about my home town.