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photoblog image Cley Windmill 5/5

Cley Windmill 5/5

In 1986-87, the cap gallery, sails and fantail were renewed. Grants totalling £19,000 were given by English Heritage and Norfolk County Council towards an estimated cost of £45,000. The work was done by millwrights John Lawn and John Bond. In December 2006 the windmill was put up for sale for the sum of £1,500,000, and it must have sold because it is still a guesthouse with Bed and Breakfast and wedding facilites, with the former starting at £79 per person per night!

Cley Windmill 5/5

In 1986-87, the cap gallery, sails and fantail were renewed. Grants totalling £19,000 were given by English Heritage and Norfolk County Council towards an estimated cost of £45,000. The work was done by millwrights John Lawn and John Bond. In December 2006 the windmill was put up for sale for the sum of £1,500,000, and it must have sold because it is still a guesthouse with Bed and Breakfast and wedding facilites, with the former starting at £79 per person per night!

comments (12)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 24 Mar 2017, 00:35
Très beau noir et blanc.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martine.
I love this in black & white!
Brian Walbey: It is an improvement on the colour original.
Astrid and I have spent the night at one B&B windmill. BRian (in the Netherlands) and would do it again if the chance was available. We loved the experience!
Brian Walbey: I would like to stay there but at their prices there is a difference to being able to afford it to actually being prepared to afford it!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Mar 2017, 04:29
This is a wonderful view and I love the choice of B&W.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 24 Mar 2017, 06:18
Very atmospheric with the church and windmill in the light mist all in black and white, Brian
Brian Walbey: It is an improvement on the colour original.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Mar 2017, 06:38
Works for me, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is an improvement on the colour original.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Mar 2017, 07:27
I like this very much indeed Brian. The strong foreground coupled with that background with mill, trees & church and the rising mist surely makes this a competition winner!
Brian Walbey: It ought to be a winner but a judge would dislike all the foreground, they are very fussy. Later this year I am posting a lengthy series of images from my competition folder, you might find them interesting.
The best has been kept for last Brian. A fine picture
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill.
Looks good with the church in shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Mar 2017, 12:21
Great in b&w. Ye have to pay good sum (at least in my books) to say that one has slept in a mill.
Brian Walbey: I would like to stay there but at their prices there is a difference to being able to afford it to actually being prepared to afford it!
This one is very nice with the grasses front and center.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Mar 2017, 17:58
B&B accommodation used to be a cheaper option. Book early enough and you can often get a Premier Inn with breakfast for less than that. I like the view across the fens to the church.
Brian Walbey: I think the windmill is marketed as a very upmarket 'boutique' sort of place Anne, I bet you still only get one egg for breakfast smile

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