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photoblog image Cley Windmill 2/5

Cley Windmill 2/5

In 1921, the windmill at Cley was sold by the Burroughes brothers to Mrs Sarah Maria Wilson for the sum of £350 and she had the mill converted to a holiday home when the machinery was removed, with the gear wheels being cut in half and used as decoration within the mill.

Cley Windmill 2/5

In 1921, the windmill at Cley was sold by the Burroughes brothers to Mrs Sarah Maria Wilson for the sum of £350 and she had the mill converted to a holiday home when the machinery was removed, with the gear wheels being cut in half and used as decoration within the mill.

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Mar 2017, 00:07
It is a fine-looking structure, Brian...and, that grassy foreground has my strongest endorsement.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 21 Mar 2017, 02:17
Jolie vue d'ensemble.
Brian Walbey: Lovely isn't it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Mar 2017, 06:41
A lovely shot with a postcard feel to it
Brian Walbey: There are many different postcard views of this, as you can imagine, on sale in the local shops.
I would imagine a stay here would be delightful
Brian Walbey: I'm sure it would but I've checked, from £79 per person per night!!!!!!
Those dead rushes add a lot to this composition Brian.
Brian Walbey: That was one reason I shot from this angle.
I think it is wonderful. I am wondering about the bunches of grass lying down. Looks like it was being harvested by hand.
Brian Walbey: It looks rather as if the grasses/reeds are being cut a few at a time instead of the whole field in one go.
a fine image, Brian. i wonder if it would have been a well working and serving windmill before being dismantled as you mention.
Brian Walbey: It certainly would have been a much used windmill going by its position, it is now a Bed and Breakfast establishment.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Mar 2017, 15:28
A lovely picture Brian, I bet the mill is worth rather more than £350 these days!!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it must be worth well into 6 figures I would think.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Mar 2017, 15:42
Oh, wij zijn in Nederland - néé, also in old merry England!
Brian Walbey: This mill is somewhat different in design to those in Holland, I would loe to go to that place near ginnie and Astrid that is famous for all the windmills close together.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 21 Mar 2017, 17:03
A holiday home with quite a difference, Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed Lisl, and at a price, from £79 per person per night B.& B.!!!!!!!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Mar 2017, 19:26
This is a cracking view. Allowing for inflation £350 in 1921 is now £12K. I would guess that should the mill be sold now, it would certainly be rather more than £12K!
Brian Walbey: It was sold to the current owners, I believe, for £1,500,000 !!!!

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