Christopher Wallis, a civil engineer by profession, led the restoration of
windmill in Buckinghamshire. In the 1970's the mill had
deteriorated to such an extent that it was thought beyond repair, but as probably the oldest smock mill in the country,
members of the Chiltern Society under Christopher's leadership were determined to preserve it, and he came up with
very successful ideas to straighten and strengthen the mill.
Born in 1935, Christopher Wallis was the son of Barnes Wallis, famed for inventing the Dambusters bouncing bomb. He died on
10th May after a brief battle with liver cancer.