RUNTON PARISH COUNCIL NEWS FROM EAST TO WEST
PARISH COUNCIL INFORMATION—Councillor details are as follows.
PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE open Tuesday, Wednesday
HISTORY NEWS RUNTON compiled by B. Emery.
EAST RUNTON WINDMILL.
The windmill in Mill Lane East Runton was
first shown on Bryant’s map in 1826. It is a five storey mill tower about
thirty eight feet high and built of cement rendered brick. It had three
pairs of French stones, powered by four double shuttered sails and the boat
shaped cap had a six bladed fantail, a gallery and a chain pole.
Joseph Baker married Susan Dawson in Holt on 1st May 1804. The Dawson family owned the brickworks in Runton and Joseph Baker was working there when he took over the mill. The bricks which were used to build the mill, would have undoubtedly come from the brickworks and it’s possible that Joseph himself built the mill.
In the 1841 census it is
shown that Joseph Baker was the miller and a William Reynolds jnr, then 17
and from Thurning watermill was learning the trade of milling from Joseph
and he was then living in with the Baker family in the mill house.
In November 1860 a girl named Martha Holman aged 15, daughter of local shoemaker John Holman and his wife who was born Elizabeth Bird (local family), was at the mill with a donkey and cart and as she got out of the cart, one of the sails of the mill caught her on the head and knocked her over. This was reported in the Norfolk News and was described as; “She was taken up by Mr. Kemp apparently dead and conveyed home. Mr. Buck of Cromer is attending her, but she lies in a very precarious state”. There was no further news, but Martha must have survived as she is alive and well at the 1861 census still living at home, eventually marrying a local cordwainer (shoemaker).
James Kemp was at the mill until 1904. In 1908 Ronald Hall is working the mill and by 1926 the mill is derelict. In 1937 the tower remains with the cap and fanstage. It was put up for sale in 1976 but remained as it was until in 2004 when it was renovated with a new cap and fantail. A fantail is a small windmill mounted at right angles to the sails, at the rear of the windmill and which turns the cap automatically to bring it into the wind. The fanstage is accessible through a storm door from the cap to allow maintenance of the fantail.
The fantail was patented in 1745 by Edmund Lee, a blacksmith working a Forge near Wigan.
HISTORY COFFEE MORNINGS—HELD ON 1ST THURSDAY IN EACH MONTH
Come along and enjoy a “mardle” and a cup of tea or coffee
and biscuits. The Reading Room has a permanent display of old photographs
and is open on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays when the Clerk is in
office. Feel free to come and browse around between the hours of 10.30 and
EAST RUNTON VILLAGE HALL – NEWS.
Ruggles Love has recently retired as Chairman of East Runton Village Hall. He has been involved in the hall for 40 + years and has done sterling work keeping it in the condition it now is. We, as a village would like to thank him. His work and loyalty will be greatly missed. Rick Taylor who has been Vice Chairman for several years has taken over the role and nothing will change. East Runton Village Hall needs volunteers to help run it. This does not entail too much time. The hall is self financing and meetings are held 4-5 times a year. If you could help, please telephone our Chairman Rick Taylor on 01263 514540.
MOYES CLOSE LAND SALE
The sale of an unused piece of land known as Moyes Close off the A149 has now been sold. The final price realised was £180,495.79. This is a large figure for the parish and it’s future use and investment will be carefully considered with expert advice taken. Some assets of the parish can be improved and consideration will be given to any positive suggestions parishioners may have for enhancements to either village.
SPEED AWARENESS MOBILE SIGNAGE (SAMS)
SAMS is a new venture for the Parish Council. It has been made possible with a successful Bid to the Parish Partnership of Norfolk County Council. The cost is met by 50% each between the County Council and the Parish Council. The Parish Council’s contribution is just over £1800.00. These signs you may have seen elsewhere. There is one sign which is moved around the parish at various locations and is in place for one month at each location. Since 24th May the sign has been at the West Runton Village Inn car park. Grateful thanks to the landlord for permission to do this.
The other locations are at either end of East Runton and at the east end of West Runton.
There is also one at the entrance to Shawcross Road West Runton. The locations are experimental and the sign records data. It can then be established which areas are at most risk of speeding motorists.
The Annual Parish Meeting took place in April and the Chairman’s report along with the financial situation at the end of March 2018 is enclosed with this newsletter. The Annual Parish Council meeting has also taken place in May and Mr. John Simpson was again elected as Chairman for 2018-2019. all Councillors are listed on the front page and on our website.
Both East and West Runton village signs are in need of attention. The WR sign will be taken down soon and re-painted. The seat at the ER sign is to be completely replaced with long term hard-wearing solid hardwood materials.
Most people are now aware of the new Data Protection Regulations which came into force on 25th May. On the back page is Runton Parish Council’s privacy statement.
This does not make any difference to the way the Parish Council operates or the way we contact you if and when we need to. The data we hold is mainly for allotment tenancies.
If there are concerns or questions you may have, please contact the Clerk.
The waste bin at The Hurn West Runton will be replaced as soon as bins have been received. There will also be a new bin on Lower Common East Runton. These will be at a cost to the Parish Council.
WEST RUNTON Gardens Day this year will not take place. The hardworking team and gardeners have decided to give it a rest for 2018.
RUNTON PARISH COUNCIL PRIVACY STATEMENT
When you contact us—Details provided , (personal information such as name, address, email address, phone number, organisation) will be processed and stored to enable us to contact you and respond to your correspondence, provide information and/or access our facilities and services. Your personal information will be not shared or provided to any other third party.
The Councils Right to Process Information
General Data Protection Regulations Article 6 (1) (a) (b) and (e)
CLASSIC CAR/BIKE RUN/— RUNTON ROAD CAR PARK Sunday 8th July. 60
mile scenic run ending at Yarmouth for the Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival at
Events may be advertised here free, but the Parish Council needs your information. Can be sent by email or post to the Clerk or a Councillor.
FISH AND CHIP VAN calls at The Hurn West Runton Weds 5.15pm.Fridays
CROMER LIBRARY www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries 01263 512850 Open Mon to Sat.
MOBILE LIBRARY THURSDAYS EVERY FOUR WEEKS NOTE TIME CHANGES
East Runton 14:30—14:45 BUXTON CLOSE
The Clerk would be pleased to receive information for the
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