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Wind power has played an important role in shaping the Broads for centuries with historic windmills and drainage pumps still common features of the landscape. These days wind turbines are becoming part of the skyline in parts of the Broads as we continue to make use of this energy source.

Wind and Drainage Mill in the Norfolk Broads.

Some windmills were used for grinding corn, but most are wind-powered drainage mills needed to pump water off the marshes into the rivers and dykes. During the 1800s the Broads had around 240 drainage mills. More than 70 remain, and although many are now derelict many others have been restored.

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  • Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 1 N: 2616] (11512)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-01-11
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-05-19 23:01
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