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Maud Foster Mill, Boston - 1st December 2008

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One of the tallest windmills in England. It was built in 1819 with an unusual number of sails. Five-sailed windmills cannot be operated if one sail is lost or damaged. Four, six or eight sailed mills can lose a sail and still continue to rotate, albeit at lower power, by removing the undamaged opposite in the pair. As you can see, the mill is without one of its sails, which it lost in a gale on 9th November 2008. It caused damage to an adjoining building.

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alliebono

Dave - I didn't know that it lost a sail in the storm! How awful for the house that got damaged!Thinking back my photo was probably taken in the spring of 2008 cause it is still intact. Could be 2007 in fact ...... goodness, time does fly ..... it feels like yesterday!!! So have they fixed it?
Did u say you had photos of Boston Church in the floods or did I misunderstand? I looked on the link u sent me but did not see any. Thanks.

jcarroll

Love your photo and the info! Thanks, Dave!

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