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Lincolnshire Windmills

People have harnessed wind power for thousands of years and one of the most effective and visually striking examples of this is provided by windmills.

“A windmill is simply a mill that is powered by the wind. It uses the energy that it derives from the wind and converts it into power to help produce such things as flour from wheat grains and pump water from low lying fens into drainage dykes and more recently electricity.”

Lincolnshire’s landscape is ideal for windmills and at one time or another it is thought that the county could boast more than 500.  Remains of 136 windmills can still be found today and more information on this can be found at: http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/visiting/windmills


  •  Peter Dolmans (1986) Lincolnshire Windmills - a contemporary survey   (ISBN 0861111265)
  • Rex Wailes (1991) Lincolnshire Windmills - parts one and two

Look Out For

OPEM exhibition at The Collection

28 January - 2 May 2017

Exhibition Opening Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm

OPEM 4 is the fourth biennial open exhibition hosted by The Collection and Usher Gallery, and will showcase the work of local and regional artists who were chosen by a pair of industry experts (writer/curator Elinor Morgan and artist Brian Griffiths) based on the quality and originality of their work. Hundreds of artists from around Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire and more entered into the competition, hoping to have their work featured centre-stage at a professional art exhibition.

The winning artists are:

• Reece Straw

• Jake Kent

• Stephanie Douet

• Jake Moore

• Selina Mosinski

• Matthew Chesney

• Ellen Brady

• Colette Griffin

This will be the first time some of these artists have exhibited with a professional institution. By winning the competition these artists will each receive money and supplies to fund the creation of an all-new original piece of work for this particular show. Other prizes include a £3000 purchasing/commissioning prize which has been sponsored by the Heslam Trust, while another artist will receive their own solo exhibition in The Usher Gallery.


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Last updated: 27 July 2012

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