Harry Apling; 1904-1990; historian, author; Essex, Hingham, Norfolk

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Harry Apling; 1904-1990; historian, author; Essex, Hingham, Norfolk

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1904-1990

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Born in Essex in 1904. Died on 22 December 1990. Married to Olive Sainty. Uncle of Paddy Apling.
He spent his summer holidays in Hingham, where he saw his first working windmill at the age of seven. He moved to Norfolk in 1922 to work for Barclays Bank and married Norwich Castle Museum archaeology expert Olive Sainty. He became interested in colour photography and organised displays on Norfolk landscapes, village signs and historic buildings. Windmills were part of this but finding that there was no detailed account of Norfolk corn windmills, he started building up his own filing system, collecting photographs, newscuttings and other information. His detailed records of the nearly one thousand Norfolk mill sites were passed on to the Norfolk Windmills Trust who published the first volume of his research in 1984. Harry Apling was also a keen archaeologist and took part in pioneering excavation of a trench across the Iron Age settlement at Micklemoor Hill, West Harling. A lifelong coin collector, he was president of the Norfolk and Norwich Numismatic Society.
Harry Apling was well-known as a historian of Norfolk windmills and wrote a definitive guide to Norfolk corn windmills in 1984. Author of 'Norfolk Corn Windmills' (Norfolk Windmills Trust, 1984).

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