The history of Bembridge Windmill
Bembridge Windmill was built in the early 1700s when Bembridge was almost an island in its own right, cut off from the rest of the Isle of Wight.
Inspiration for an artist
A vital part of the community
Grinding to a halt
During the First World War, the windmill was used as a shelter by the Volunteer Reserve on night duty and as a store and workshop by its owner. During the Second World War it served as a lookout for the army and headquarters for the local home guard, but it lost one half of its sweeps and nearly became derelict.