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Thread #159712 Message #3785028
Posted By: Megan L
13-Apr-16 - 03:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: My Girl Jill - a windmill walkthrough
Subject: RE: BS: My Girl Jill - a windmill walkthrough
Actually Akenaton not all meal mills were water fed on some islands where there was not a burn or river they did have wind or horse powered mills.
Quite a few of the bigger farms on Orkney still have a round building at one end which is where the horse was walked round powering the mill.
On Papa Westray on Dauvits uncles far you can still see what looks like a small plinth which was the post for a small windmill.
Will thoroughly enjoyed the video.
You have to go a fair bit down the page before you see the remains of the post mill on uncle john's farm