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Eastbridge

Eastbridge Windpump was probably built in the mid nineteenth century. It originally stood at Minsmere Level Eastbridge and was working up until 1940 although it had to have major structural repairs during its working life.  On 19 February 1977, it collapsed. The remains were dismantled by members of Suffolk Mills Group in July 1977 and incorporated over the next few years into the rebuilt mill at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket which is as shown below

The wind pump is now in urgent need of refurbishment. The Museum is offering supporters the opportunity to help the preservation of the windpump by sponsoring a shutter or lever. Your support will be acknowledged on a plaque bearing your name at the site of the wind pump. Click on the 1977 image for details

I have not visited the site so these drawings are based mainly on the surveys and construction drawings prepared by Peter Dolman and his colleagues pre & post 1977 and information and photos from the Mills Archive Trust in Reading