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Sails from telegraph poles

Author: Adam Marriott

The Mills Archive picture of Foston windmill in their newly relased Flickr page at shows a mill whose sails I have always liked.

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Jon Sass once told me the miller made them himself out of telegraph poles from the nearby A1 which were being changed at the time. i wonder if there was any advantage of mixing springs and commons, maybe save a bit of weight? (comment lifted from Ron Cookson’s Facebook album “Archive Photos on Flickr”)