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There was a full moon the other night. It may have been around 2 o'clock in the morning. The weather was very humid and there was a slight fog crawling from the sea. I was walking back home from a party (that explains the fact I forgot what was the camera settings – lol). Then all of a sudden this windmill popped-up in front of me and I couldn't resist.

I was pleasantly surprised the day after when I saw how the photo came out.

The old windmill is near the centre of Scarborough and is now converted into a hotel.

History: The windmill played a very important role in the English Civil War. When Scarborough was beseiged during the civil war in 1645 the windmill was used by Parliament's General Sir John Meldrum as an artillery observation post.
The present structure of the windmill dates originally from 1784 when Thomas Robinson was given the bayliffs authority to build a new mill. The sails worked until 1898 when a gas turbine replaced them. The mill finally stopped grinding corn in 1927 and gradually fell into disrepair. Over the next 60 years the mill had a variety of uses including storing seed and newspaper distribution.

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