Black and White Sunday: Heckington Windmill

The eight sail windmill was built in 1830 with five sails, but after a gale in 1890 destroyed both the cap and sails it was rebuilt by John Pocklington using machinery from Skirbeck mill in Boston, Lincolnshire.

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Now the only eight sail windmill in Western Europe it is fully working and producing flour again.

Black and White Sunday

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Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

26 thoughts on “Black and White Sunday: Heckington Windmill”

  1. You did a marvelous job, Jude. The contrast against that dark toned sky is really great. I have googled the mill and your photo tops all the others. Thank you.

  2. Nice sky, Jude. Looks like the use of a polarising filter, but I am presuming post-processing?
    I have seen that windmill many times, when we were once house-hunting in Lincolnshire, before setting on Norfolk. I never stopped to take a photo though. Maybe next time…
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. black and white conversion using the infrared option to give that contrast. It was a very deep blue sky though! A lot of agriculture around this part of Lincs but we quite liked Sleaford.

        1. That does affect where you can move to. A bit like having kids and finding a decent school. The benefits of working from home is that we can move anywhere there is a decent broadband connection. Although it’s a bit flaky down here!

    1. Thanks Su, yes it converted well, but I started with a decent contrasting colour image – with a lovely deep blue sky for a change!

      1. Just! We messed up both getting there and coming back but the bit in the middle was great. 🙂 Just going to dive in the bath. Catch up tomorrow. 🙂

    1. Need to go to the east side Gilly, though there aren’t that many left over there either. No, actually this may call for a week in Holland 😀 😀

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