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Believed to be the only working six-sail windmill in Western Europe, Heckington Mill is well worth a visit. The windmill was built in 1830 as a five-sail mill but the cap and sails were destroyed in a gale in 1890. In 1892 it was converted to its current unique form using machinery from Skirbeck Mill in Boston, ten miles away. The site includes an interpretation shop and tea room and adjacent microbrewery.
Heckington is also famous for the largest village show in England. The 151st show takes place on 28th and 29th July 2018. This has easy access and is well worth a visit, being relaxed, uncluttered and still featuring a high agricultural input from heavy horses to old machinery.
Published by Charles Overton at April 1, 2018, 6:00 am