Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Skidby Mill

Skidby Mill
5 January 2010

Our sub zero wanderings in Hull also took us to Skidby Mill, another favourite structure near Belle's parents home.

The mill was closed but there was nothing to stop us going into the grounds to take a look. This old windmill has been restored to working order, complete with new sails, arms and wooden walkway. They even grind corn here which makes great wholemeal bread.

Perhaps the most evocative thing about the mill workings is the machinery and the smell of the corn,  identical to the sounds and smells of my fathers old grain mill.

Skidby Mill stands tall and proud on its hill near Beverley, a fantastic landmark and a great restoration project.

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