Sunday, 17 July 2016

Bembride Windmill

Bembridge Mill is a four-storey tower mill with a boat-shaped cap, which is winded by chain and wheel. It has four Common sails. The two pairs of millstones are driven underdrift.
Bembridge Mill was built c. 1700. It was painted by Turner in 1795. The mill was working by wind until 1913, having only been used for grinding animal feed after 1897. The mill was restored in 1935 and again in 1959, the latter restoration being funded by public subscription. In 1962 the mill was taken over by the National Trust. It has been restored and is open to the public.
Source: Wikipedia

Thanks to Tom for his holiday postcard and the special postmark of 
Bembridge Windmill :)
Sent: 11 June 2016   Received: 22 June 2016   Travelled: 11 days

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