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Wind/Water MIll

Gigg Mill 2020

Bristol Old Road, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0JF.

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The mill is built on the Horsley brook at a spot where the stream plunges down in to the Nailsworth Valley. In the early 1900s power was still provided…

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Elphin Windmill & Farm Museum 2020

Windmill Road, Elphin, Co. Roscommon, IRELAND.

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This 18th century windmill was perfectly located to harness the winds sweeping over the plains of Boyle. Unusual features are a thatched revolving roof…

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Eling Tide Mill Experience 2020

Eling Hill, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9HF.
Tel: 023 8086 9575.

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  • Part disabled access

A working tide mill that harnesses the power of the tide to grind wheat into flour. The museum has interpretive displays on milling at Eling since 1086.

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Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country LIfe 2020

Dalgarven, Nr Kilwinning, Ayrshire, KA13 6PL.
Tel: 01294 552 448.

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The restored four storey mill was built in 1640 and is powered by a six metre undershot waterwheel. It is one of the oldest and tallest grain mills surviving…

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Crabble Corn Mill 2020

Lower Road, River, Dover, Kent, CT17 0UY.

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The mill is a working museum and as such shows Georgian and Victorian engineering excellence at work using one of natures most powerful forces – water,…

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Cogglesford Mill

East Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7EQ.

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The present mill was mainly built in the early 18th century, but millers have produced flour on this site for over 1,000 years. This award winning building…

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Winchester City Mill 2020

Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BH.

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A rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill, it was rebuilt in 1744 and remained in use until the early 20th century. Having entered the care…

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Wellbrook Beetling Mill 2020

20 Wellbrook Road, Corkhill, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, BT80 9RY.
Tel: 028 8674 8210.

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Discover how yarn was spun at Northern Ireland's last working water-powered linen beetling mill, nestling in an idyllic wooded glen offering lovely walks.

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Shalford Mill 2020

Shalford, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8BS.

18th-century watermill with well-preserved machinery. The mill is a ‘living’ place where the graffitied, lime-washed walls and the ancient hessian…

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Patterson’s Spade Mill 2020

751 Antrim Road, Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, BT39 0AP.
Tel: 028 9443 3619.

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Last water-powered spade mill in Ireland, founded in 1919. All original equipment in working order. Spade making demonstrations.

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Nether Alderley Mill 2020

Congleton Road, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4TW.
Tel: 01625 527 468.

Working medieval watermill with tandem overshot wooden waterwheels and Victorian machinery restored to full working order. A fascinating insight into how…

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Fountains Mill 2020

Fountains Abbey, Nr Ripon, Yorkshire, HG4 3DY.

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The mill was built by the Cistercians in the 12th-century to grind grain for the monastery. Having survived the closure of the Abbey, it continued to mill…

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Corn Mill & Sawmill 2020

Castle Ward , Strangford, Downpatrick, Co. Down, BT30 7LS.

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Two mills – A 2-storey working corn mill, originally a tide mill, built in the early 1700s, and last worked commercially around 1920. Restored to working…

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Acorn Bank 2020

Temple Sowerby, Nr Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1SP.

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Best known for its comprehensive herb collection and traditional fruit orchards, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a fascinating industrial past. Wander…

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Cotehele Mill 2020

St Dominick, Nr Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6TA.
Tel: 01579 350 606.

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Estate corn mill for Cotehele House. Milling on Sundays & Thursdays. Waterwheel turns every day. Shuttle bus to House and Quay. Outbuildings with workshops…

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Clyston Mill 2020

Broadclyst, Nr Exeter, Devon, EX5 3DX.

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Historic water mill in a picturesque setting by the River Clyst surrounded by farmland and orchards. Grain is still ground here to make flour, keeping…

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Branscombe: Old Bakery, Manor Mill & Forge 2020

Branscombe, Seaton, Devon, EX12 3DB.

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Picturesque village nestles in a valley running down to the sea. Thatched buildings date back over 200 years. Working forge and mill. Lots of walks in…

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Caudwell’s Mill 2020

Rowsley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2EB.
Tel: 01629 734 374.

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Grade II* Listed water turbine powered roller flour mill built in 1874. Four floors of fascinating original machinery, exhibitions and displays; craft…

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Burwell Museum & Windmill 2020

Mill Close, Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0HL.
Tel: 01638 605 544.

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Rural history museum depicting village life through the centuries on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens. Includes an early 19th century windmill.

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Bursledon Windmill 2020

Windmill Lane, Bursledon, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 8BG.

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Restored, working 200 year old tower mill. Other buildings include Chineham Barn and Hiltingbury Granary. Also farm pond, re-dug in original location.

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Burcott Watermill 2020

Burcott, Wookey, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1NJ.

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Grade II Listed working watermill producing organic flour for outlets across Somerset. There has been a mill here for over 1,000 years. Quality accommodation…

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Bunbury Mill 2020

Mill Lane, Bowes Gate Road, Bunbury, Cheshire, CW6 9PP.

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The restored watermill has guided tours which offers a unique hands-on experience of a working mill involving the whole journey from the grain arriving…

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Coultershaw Heritage Site & Beam Pump 2020

Station Road, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0JE.
Tel: 01798 667 244.

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In the heart of the South Downs near Petworth, the heritage site includes a waterwheel driven pump installed in 1782 to supplement the water supply to…

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Blennerville Windmill & Visitor Centre 2020

Windmill Lane, Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND.

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Stands out as the dominant landmark in Tralee Bay, where the town of Tralee meets the Dingle Peninsula. Visitors can get up close and appreciate the scale…

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

Hazy Days of Living Steam

A colour photo book of the steam rally scene in the 1990s, written by the editor of Vintage Spirit.

£2.50

February 2019

  • Off To See The Mayor
  • Dunstable Diamonds
  • Manx Electric Railway 125 – Part 2
  • Getting A Sweet Tooth – Barbados steam-powered sugar factories
  • Boxing Day Bash – steam gathering at Horsham
  • The ‘Tranny’

£4.50

Steam at the Furrow

Steam ploughing at its best!

£12.00

February 2020

  • Arthur Napper’s Diary Notes - Part 2
  • ‘Running It’ at Tanfield
  • Down in the Valley – the most important non-ferrous metal mine
  • Drawn to Perfection – Derwent Pencil Museum
  • As Hard As Nails – how nails, needles and sickles were once made
  • To Lesley Garrett – a tender bit of bashing

£4.50

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Bring back memories of a bygone time with two books of outstanding photographs by well-known photographer Barry J Finch taken through the 1950s and 1960s – now available at an outstanding price.

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