NOSTALGIA: 400 year old Fulney mill demolished

The old Fulney windmill ANL-150307-095546001
The old Fulney windmill ANL-150307-095546001
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A Spalding landmark disappeared 100 years ago today.

The old windmill near Fulney Church, on the outskirts of Spalding, was demolished after standing for some 400 years.

The mill had become unsafe and its owner Mr W B Lowden had decided that it would be best to have it pulled down.

The sails were some forty odd feet in length and the wind shaft weighed two tons.

It was disposed of to Boston firm, Mssrs. Stead & Rivett. who had purchased many such old windmills for demolition.

Prior to the mill passing to Mr Lowden, it was owned by Mr Reynolds, who was the proprietor for a great number of years, and hence it was known as ‘Reynolds’ Mill.’