FREESE, Stanley Harman

1902 - 1972

Stanley Freese

Born at Kentish Town, London on 14 June 1902, twin son with Cyril Harry Freese, of Harman Freese, a commercial traveller in medicines, and his wife Edith Rebecca née Tate, who married at Mile End, London in 1899. In 1911, all four were living at The Kraal, South Heath, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. He first became interested in mills in 1923, when on holiday at Darsham, Suffolk and cycled extensively throughout the country painting in watercolour, sketching and photographing mills and other features of the countryside. He was the author of amongst others of 'Windmills and Millwrighting' (1957) and, with R Thurston Hopkins, 'In Search of English Windmills' (1931). He lived at South Heath near Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire and when he retired moved to Wenhaston, Suffolk which allowed him to devote his time in studying Suffolk windmills. He died in Halesworth Hospital on 9 July 1972, he was unmarried. A further book on windmills in the area, he was researching with Brian Flint, was completed by Brian Flint after Freese's death. There is an extensive collection of his work on mills at the millsarchive.org










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