Christopher Wallis dies after short illness


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Christopher Wallis, a civil engineer by profession, led the restoration of Lacey Green 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.
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Item: #558, Posted: 29/5/06.


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