The traditional milling world is today mourning the passing of one of our most experienced millwrights, Vincent Pargeter. Vincent, who died yesterday evening had worked on windmills for the whole of his working career covering Kent, Sussex and the whole of the East of England. His knowledge was second to none, built from years studying and recording the construction of mills and then repairing them, all with immense care and attention.
Vincent was a key member of the Committee of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Mills Section for many years. He played a vital role in ensuring the Philosophy of Repair of the Mills Section was translated into reality, ensuring mills were repaired retaining as much of their original fabric as possible. Tragically, much of his knowledge has gone with him and we mourn his passing today.
Our thoughts are with his family and close friends.