Cromer mill reorientated to face North-West


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windmills Cromer mill reorientated to face North-West

Cromer mill has been turned so that it faces North-West, as distinct from the Westerly direction it has been left facing for much of the past 75 years since it ceased to be a working mill. The main reason for this has been to swing the fantail so that it no longer overhangs the roadway - a position that has allowed it to be struck by vehicles, and needing to be twice rebuilt. A secondary advantage is that it moves the sails away from the neighbouring hedge, and within the past month, the sails have been turning in the wind probably for the first time since 1923.

Work is underway to construct a stone track around the mill for the fantail carriage, so that turning the mill to wind can be done regularly in future.
Item: #298, Posted: 25/4/04.


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