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Maud Foster Windmill


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There are several mills local to Boston. The town is home to one of the country’s tallest and finest working windmills. The Maud Foster Windmill is situated just north-east of the centre of Boston and is distinguished by its untypical five-sailed design. Since 1819, when the windmill was built for local brothers Isaac and Thomas Reckitt, the mill has been used to grind corn and is still producing home ground flour in this traditional way today. Visitors can get an insight into the milling process and browse the mill shop for quality souvenirs and produce. Just outside the town in Heckington is the only surviving eight-sailed


windmill in the country. Heckington Windmill is run on a voluntary basis with the aim of keeping this 19th-century building operating and open to the public, with regular events for all the family. Sibsey Trader Windmill is a restored six-storey mill, built in 1877, with complete working gear, sails and fantail. Its award-winning tearoom sells produce made from the mill’s organic, stone- ground flour. Cogglesford Mill is a watermill on the eastern outskirts of Sleaford, just a short drive away from Boston. It is thought to be the only Sheriff’s watermill still operating in England. Millers have produced flour on this site for over 1,000 years.


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