More to see at Wrawby

Chairman of the Wrawby Windmill Preservation Society John Sass and his wife Ann pictured in a sunbeam in front of the mill.
Chairman of the Wrawby Windmill Preservation Society John Sass and his wife Ann pictured in a sunbeam in front of the mill.
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One of the best known landmarks in the Wolds, Wrawby Windmill, stages an open day with a difference this Sunday, June 30, from 2pm to 5pm.

As well as being able to look round the mill, buy souvenirs, have a cup of tea and a homemade cake, visitors will be able to look at a collection of stationary engines, a few vintage tractors and listen to a fairground organ.

They will also be able to admire some of the motorcycles brought along by the Christian Motorcyclists Association.

Wrawby Postmill, as it is corrctly described, was built between 1760 and 1790 to serve the Elsham Hall estate.

Wrawby Mill originally had four common sails, but throughout most of its working life it operated using the popular combination of power with flexibility from two common and two spring sails.

It was working until the 1940s finishing with four spring sails, before becoming derelict.

After threats of demolition, it was acquired and restored in 1965 by Wrawby Windmill Preservation Society.

Recent maintenance saw a return to the mixed sail types in 2008, with funding support from the SPAB Mill Repairs Fund and donations from residents.

Wrawby Mill is the last post mill in the north of England.

Wrawby milling is for demonstration only and there also is a small museum of milling tools.

Admission is adults £2, children £1, with a family ticket costing £5.