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Coningsby Windmill

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An early 1900s photograph of the windmill in Coningsby, Lincs.

Three archive images of the mill in Coningsby in the county of Lincolnshire in England.

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An old image of the mill in Coningsby, Lincs, as it appeared in 1910.

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The windmill on Silver Street in Coningsby, Lincolnshire, c.1911.

Coningsby Tower Mill was built in 1826 and milled for the last time around 1905. Unfortunately it was demolished in 1970.

The Mill in Quainton

Quainton Windmill

Windmill Quainton

An old photographic image of the mill and the remains of an old cross in Quainton in Buckinghamshire, c.1914.

This mill is located in Quainton, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. It is a 20 metre (70 ft) six-storey brick tower mill, first used in 1832. It went out of use around 1890 and in 1914 the steam engine and boiler, which had driven the millstones for the later part of its working life, were sold for scrap. However, the mill has undergone ongoing restoration since the mid 1970s and now has all the internal workings to enable it to grind wheat into flour. The mill is privately owned but open every Sunday between 10am and 1pm from March through to the beginning of October.

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The mill with children on the village green in Quainton, Bucks. This was taken in 1905.

Windmill Quainton

A photograph of the windmill prior to restoration around 1970. Notice that the cap, fantail, and sails are missing.

Ruffles Windmill

haverhill windmill

An old photographic picture postcard of Ruffle’s Mill in Haverhill, Suffolk, England.

Ruffle’s Windmill in Haverhill was built in 1797 and converted to a eight-spoke circular sail in around 1861. Although this form of sail was used in France it is believed to be the only mill with a circular sail ever used in the British Isles. Unfortunately the mill was demolished during the Second World War as it was thought that it might be used as a landmark by enemy aircraft.

Stelling Minnis Windmill

Stelling Minnis Windmill

An interesting photograph, sent in by Gary Morse of Folkestone, showing some maintenance being done to the sails of the windmill in Stelling Minnis, near Canterbury, Kent. The windmill was built in in 1866 and unusually was in commercial use until the late 1960s. It is now owned by Kent County Council and open to the public every Sunday afternoon between Easter and the end of September each year.