The Soham Heritage & Buildings Preservation Trust will be manning an open day at Downfields Tower Windmill, Soham, Cambridgeshire on 11th September 2011 from 11pm - 4pm. There will also be a photo display of many of the windmills and drainage mills that existed in the Soham Parish, including a map dated 1845 showing where all the 30-35 windmills including drainage mill were located in the parish. The photo display will also cover the Hunt Bros, Millwrights in Soham in the 19th century etc. The windmill will be open for viewing, this is quite a rare event for the windmill, as it has been closed to the public for a few years.
More details about the event can be found at http://www.shbpt.sohamroots.co.uk/
More information about Downfields windmill and other windmills in Soham can be found at http://www.sohamroots.co.uk/mills/downfields.html
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