Norfolk in spring; an infinitive land of dazzling yellow mustard flowers. And summer boasting fields of soft green barley and wheat. But when asked my favourite attraction in Norfolk – I will not hesitate to tell you about the windmills scattered around the farmlands.
Norfolk is a very broad plain surrounded by the sea. A well-developed agricultural land with many streams flowing between the fields.
Most of the lands are originally wetlands and were pumped dry by water pumps. The farms now use electricity to pump water, leaving the old mills either in ruins, waiting for maintenance or remodelling into a special small house. It is not difficult to find traces of the mills when you drive through the countryside. It’s reminiscent of a fairytale world when imagining how the mill’s sails wheeled in the past.
Norfolk is the home of the mill.
Note: Many of the windmills seen in Norfolk were originally water pumps, as they were used to pump water and not mill corn.
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