Ok so this is my first blog, something I will do from time to time, I am not a prolific blogger!
Today I've been discovering Ellis Mill, just a stones throw away from my home, passed many times looked at from afar.
Images from my exclusive (access all areas) recent visit whilst doing background research for postcards commissioned for the Lincolnshire Life Museum.
All images are available from my website including images from the Lincolnshire Life Museum http://www.kapturemediaphotography.co.uk/p473552260
First a little information about the Mill itself.
" The last of nine windmills that once stood on the Lincoln hill top and the last working mill in Lincoln, built in 1798.
Ellis Mill is now the sole survivor of these mills and an excellent example of a small tower mill. The Mill dates from 1798 but there has been a mill on this site from at least the middle of the 17th century.
The first recorded owner of Ellis Mill was a wealthy landowner named Anthony Meres. It went through a succession of owners until December 1894 when John Ellis bought the mill for just £250.
The Mill is in full working order and provides flour, subject to sufficiently windy days! The Mill is now managed by Lincolnshire County Council but would not run without the group of devoted volunteers who help maintain, staff and promote the site. It will be some of these volunteers who guide you around the mill. "
Information extracted from the Visit Lincoln Website.
Please take the time and visit this wonderful old Mill, support the volunteers, keeping their passion alive, ensures this mill is maintained and operational.
And IT'S FREE ENTRY!
Now see for yourself and take a peek inside.