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I have done a workshop so see if that is better

I have always wanted a good picture of this type of windmill and this one is on my doorstep. It is of a medieval design and has an upright post in the centre so that the whole windmill can rotate into the wind. In the medieval period serfs, villians etc (poorer people of a manor) had to use the mill and pay the lord for the right and they couldn't use next doors mill if it was cheaper to grind their wheat. It is better in Black and White as the forground has been ploughed and the colour did not look right against the greenery. The soil type for this area is probably a Hanslope series derived from glacial till which still remains on the flat hills, hence all the small stones. They put the mills in these places to catch the best winds.

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Additional Photos by Simon Damant (sadeik) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 550 W: 181 N: 673] (3282)
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