Wimbledon's windmill and its past
IntroductionUntil the introduction of steam engines, wind and water were the main sources of power. Windmills give a link to earlier ways of living, the harnessing of natural forces to produce power, early forms of machinery and the use of different materials to achieve ingenious solutions to practical problems.
This resource looks at the history of Wimbledon's Windmill built in 1817, but the questions and answers suggested here can be applied to most windmills past and present.
National Curriculum links:
Events, people and changes in the past
Change and Continuity
Applications and implications of science
Map link - Wimbledon Windmill is here»