Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Moulton windmill

A couple of weekends back, Paul and I decided to go for a short drive with Poppy to take her for a walk around the local village of Moulton.  It's a really pretty little village, with some lovely older properties (which we always admire) and it has a wonderful 100 foot tall windmill - the tallest in the whole country!

As it started to rain during our walk we decided to drop by the windmill's coffee shop for a quick cuppa.  The tour guys in there was all very jolly enjoying a (well earned?) break for traipsing up and down the mill stairs on their tours!  They were quite grateful we'd only stopped for refreshments as they seemed contented to be sitting and chatting amongst themselves.  Anyhow, they were proud to tell us the history of the mill, and that the mill's sails (which had been taken off in 1895 due to gale damage and never replaced) were nearing the end of restoration and were due to be put back on the mill this Autumn.  Each sail had been built and finished by hand and they offered us the opportunity to add our signatures to one of them for a donation of a £1 each.  Don't you think that's a great idea?  They needed to raise a huge amount of funds and this way they were including the visitors and locals and making history too!

Moulton windmill has a website if you'd like to find out more about its history, tours and claim to fame through tv shows.

On the theme of windmills, I thought I have a little browse through Folksy for any windmill lovelies for sale.  Was quite amazed to find just one page of crafts under the title of "windmill".  Here's my picks, and as always, please click on the photo to go straight to the relevant shop.Farida's Gallery
Papercake Print and Make
Beauty In The Loney

1 comment:

Papercake said...

That sounds like such a lovely trip! Thanks for including my party bags! x