Saturday, 28 August 2010

Fulbourn Windmill Open Day

click to acces the Domesday Book OnlineFulbourn's always had a mill, or at least had one when the Domesday Book (right) was being recorded in the 11th century. That one was a watermill at the manor, which became obsolete when Fulbourn Fen was drained for better agricultural means.

You can read about this and much more at the Fulbourn Windmill website. The renovated smock mill that replaced the watermill is having an open-day from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday 5 September, when you can go and explore this fascinating structure.

click to access the Fulbourn Guideclick to go to Fulbourn Institute Football ClubFulbourn's Mill is a village icon. The village magazine is named after it and carries a schematic, which is why you can see its name and image on this blog, which extends the magazine. You can also see the Mill depicted on the village sign, erected on the Queen's Silver Jubilee, and on the crest for Fulbourn Institute Football Club. So why not come along and have a closer look?
click to learn more about The Mill magazine

Read More:

Fulbourn Windmill homepage

UK Mills Homepage

Windmill World

Photographers' Resource: Windmills

The International Molinological Society

Unfortunately, there's no parking at the Windmill site. Click here for a Google Map.

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