At the 20 June 2018 meeting of the Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica, Robert B. Barker, MPhil (RCA) will talk about:
A defendable, water-powered mill – a Jamaican sugar planter’s response to the threat posed by French privateers, circa 1760
He will show the original published plans and elevation, and then reveal 3D drawings generated using current Rhino software. The workings of the mill will be explained, along with the usage of each of its rooms. The threat to Jamaican planters during the Seven Years War (leading to the requirement for a defendable structure) will be discussed, along with the probable background of its architects. Lastly, he will suggest why this type of structure would have fallen out of fashion after 1760.
This lecture will not be written up in the newsletter, so please do come along on the day.
About the speaker: Robert Barker was born in Jamaica and is enthusiastic about its history and material culture, especially during the middle quarter of the eighteenth century. He has assisted and guided research degree students and authors.
This talk will take place at
Alan Baxter Ltd.
75 Cowcross Street
You can find details of how to get there at http://alanbaxter.co.uk/contact/. The nearest public transport is Farringdon tube and Farringdon mainline stations, both of which have exits onto Cowcross Street.
6:15 for 6:30
The talk will begin at 6:30 and the evening will finish at 8:30 sharp.
Bookings can be made via Eventbrite
or by using the booking form on the FGSJ website: