"Good morning Windmill!"

Patcham Windmill
Patcham Windmill

“This is a photo of Patcham windmill. It’s special to me because I’ve passed it every school day since my son started school, approximately seven years ago. We used to say ‘Good morning, Windmill!’ on the way to school, and ‘Good afternoon, Windmill!’ on the way back.

It was used on my first school’s crest, Patcham Infant’s School, and the district of Withdean grew up beneath it..”

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  • Further details on this mill and other Sussex mills are on http://www.sussexmillsgroup.org.uk

    By Sussex Mills Group (09/01/2006)
  • It is also depicted in the badge of Westdene School. The mill at Rottingdean is the logo of the publishers Heinemann. Have any other local mills been depicted in art (or commerce)?

    By David Fisher (15/05/2008)
  • Did you know that Mr. Musgrove left the windmill 15 years ago? I am the current owner and have lived here since Mr Musgrove left. Unfortunately it is not open to the public.

    By Robert Baker (26/10/2008)
  • I visited the mill when it was open for cream teas in the 1950s.

    By Pat Benham (03/05/2011)
  • Windmills frighten the life out of me!

    By Tracey (15/04/2013)
  • I have just discovered this website and this windmill is very special to my sense of belonging. I lived opposite when I was growing up in the late 50’s and 60’s. I have very fond memories of this area, particularly playing near the windmill and the downs. I wish I had been able to go inside, I would have been too young in the 50’s.

    By Kay (29/01/2020)
  • The picture is of Waterhall Windmill not Patcham Mill. Patcham Windmill was located in what is now Old Mill Close off Overhill Drive. The last Patcham Mill was demolished around 1900. The original Patcham village school, located in the Old London Road, which I attended in 1960-61, was built around 1862 when the Patcham Mill was still operational and Waterhall Mill wasn’t even built.

    By Keith Wilson (08/02/2020)

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