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Tourne, Tourne, Petit Moulin

Tourne, Tourne, Petit Moulin – a traditional song about windmills sung in French!

This is a very popular tune and sung by most children in France.

The lyrics roughly translated go something like this:

Turn, turn, little mill
Clap, clap, little hands
Fly, fly, little bird
Swim, swim, fish in water

Little mill is turning well
Little hands are clapping well
Little bird is flying well
Little fish are swimming well …

And in the original French:

Tourne, tourne, petit moulin
Frappent, frappent, petites mains
Vole, vole, petit oiseau
Nage, nage, poisson dans l’eau

Petit moulin a bien tourné
Petites mains ont bien frappé
Petit oiseau a bien volé
Petit poisson a bien nagé

Open Days at Stembridge Mill

Visitors Stembridge Tower Mill in Somerset

Visitors to the early 19th century Stembridge Tower Mill in Somerset, south-west England.

Stembridge Tower Mill in High Ham, near Langport, Somerset, is now to be open to the public on the first and third Sunday of each month. 1pm to 4pm. Tickets, which include the admission to the interior of the mill, are priced at £4 for adults, £2 for children. National Trust members get free admittance. These open afternoons are led by the archaeologist, historian and current tenant custodian Simon Haines. He and his assistants will be on hand to answer any questions related to the history of the mill.

The mill grounds are closed to the public at all other times.

More about Stembridge Tower Mill.

Windmill and Dog Cart

The postman just delivered this rather fine postcard. It features an unidentified windmill and a dog taking some Dutch children for a ride in a cart! Mailed in 1953.

windmill dog cart holland

A 1950s postcard featuring a Dutch windmill and dog cart!

Another picture of a dog cart and windmill from our mills archive.

See also our page of old picture postcards of windmills in Holland.

Old Postcard of Belgium Windmill

Here we have a newly acquired old picture postcard. This photographic postcard is of a mill in Gheluwe, in the Flanders region of Belgium. See also our section on Windmills in Old Pictures.

postcard windmill belgium

An old picture postcard of a windmill in Gheluwe, Flanders, Belgium. This was posted in 1912 to Posen, Germany.

Windmill Colouring Picture

Here’s a super pen and ink drawing of Stembridge Tower Mill, which since the late 1960s has been under the excellent care of the National Trust. The image may be printed off and coloured in. An activity suitable for children of all ages! More colouring pictures featuring windmills.

windmill colouring

Wind mill colouring page. Stembridge Tower Mill in High Ham, near Langport, Somerset, south-west England.

More on the High Ham Mill.