The Windmill

We are used to huge windmills scattered across the landscape producing electrical power. This one is a little older, with a different purpose. Located in Thorne, a market town near Doncaster, it would have been typical of its type, built by local craftsmen with whatever materials were available. The sails were mechanically linked to a rotating mill stone which ground wheat to produce flour. It is delightfully rickety and the unknown Victorian photographer has captured a forgotten feature of rural England.

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