French Mills day - 15th June 2003


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windmills French Mills day - 15th June 2003

The French mills day was held on 15th June 2003, and one of the open mills was the windmill at Vensac, Gironde (report in French).

This working tower mill was originally built 2km from its present site, around the end of the 18th century, then moved to its current site in 1858. It has been owned by the same family since 1913, when the story goes, the present family purchased it from a distant cousin who got his belt caught up in the turning sails, and was rescued from this predicament by the grandfather of the current owner Roland Piquemal. The mill was restored to working order in 1982-3, and is open to the public.
Item: #117, Posted: 22/7/03.


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