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
From the fire, to its restoration; with tales of Alford millwrights along the way - a potted history of Alford’s wonderful mill.
The Left-handed mill with 5 sails - An introduction to this unique mill.
Lincoln’s very own – this video covers the history of the site and milling itself.
The only 8-sail mill in the whole of the country. From Nash to Marshall to Pocklington; from Boston to Heckington – this unique mill that has seenmany a change over the years.
Taking you through the process of how the wheat in the field becomes the bread on your table.