Windmill Hoppers group on Facebook


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windmills Windmill Hoppers group on Facebook

There's a public group on Facebook which goes by the name of Windmill Hoppers. The name is explained thus:

In the world of football, those who like visiting a new ground each week to see a game are called 'groundhoppers' (as they hop from ground to ground rather than following one specific team through a season).

The word 'hopper' is meaningful to the world of windmills too. A hopper is a "small wooden funnel that supplies grain to the millstones via the shoe". Hence a group name relevant to visiting numerous windmills and a play on mill terminology!

The group been going for a few months, but activity has picked up on it recently. Of particular interest are a number of old photos which have been posted to the various group albums, leading to lively and informed advice from other knowledgable group members.

I particularly like the following images:


See also:Two more very interesting photo albums at Windmill Hoppers (2/5/12) Tags: [#facebook] [#windengines]
Item: #840, Posted: 11/3/12.


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