History talk presents windmills in art

The Algarve History Association (AHA) is hosting a presentation by Sue Cooper entitled ‘Windmills that feature in the arts’ on Monday, February 11 in the Tavira Municipal Library and on Tuesday, February 12 in the Lagoa Municipal Library, both commencing at 6pm.

In this presentation, Sue Cooper includes archaeological images, pictures from mediaeval art and references to Romantic art, and continues with readings about windmills from early works of fiction and more modern historical fiction. Sue and husband Graham live in Bromyard in Herefordshire, and she belongs to the Bromyard and District Local History group. There is a history of windmills in that area, which sparked her interest in the subject.

Between them, Sue and Graham composed a series of presentations, Graham concentrating on the technical side of milling, while Sue described the position of windmills in the history of art.

Sue also has experience in watermills and is prepared to discuss them and show images of them.

AHA is a non-profit making association and relies on voluntary monetary contributions. Any money above and beyond the costs of running the association and covering speakers’ expenses is donated to charities such as the Portuguese Red Cross and those that support young people.

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