Visit one of Lincolnshire’s windmills this weekend

Heckington Threshing Weekend.
Heckington Threshing Weekend.
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A number of Lincolnshire’s windmills are opening to the public this weekend.

These include Maud Foster Windmill at Boston, a seven-storey, five-sailed tower mill built in 1819 and restored to full working order in 1988. The mill, which produces a wide range of organic, wholemeal and white flours, is open on Saturday (10am-5pm). Admission is £4, £3 and £2 for children (£10 family ticket).

Heckington Windmill – the only remaining eight-sailed tower mill in Western Europe – is open on Saturday and Sunday (noon to 5pm).

Other windmills in the county taking part in National Mills’ Weekend are Alford Windmill; Dobson’s Windmill at Burgh le Marsh, about five miles west of Skegness; Hewitt’s Windmill at Heapham, around five miles east of Gainsborough; Mount Pleasant Windmill at Kirton in Lindsey, which is about 18 miles north of Lincoln; Ellis Windmill at Lincoln, which is near the cathedral and behind the Museum of Lincolnshire Life; the Trader Windmill at Sibsey, just north of Boston; Waltham Windmill near Grantham; and Wrawby Windmill, just north of Brigg.