National Geographic : 1935 Jul
Photograph by W. Robert Moore WHITE WINDMILLS, THEIR ARMS RAKING THE SKY, CATCH EVERY BREEZE THATBLOWS ACROSS THE LEA One by one these old landmarks are falling into disuse. Sussex is occupied with farming, tanning, and brewing, butonce itwas the "Black Country," oriron-producing district of England. Relics found at Mount Caburn indicate that crude iron smelters flourished here before the Romans reached Britain's shores. When the industry was at its height, in the 17th and 18th centuries, the forests of The Weald fell as fuel for the hungry furnaces. OldSussex iron isunusually resistant torust.