Gordon King, volunteer at Oldland Windmill, filmed an important event at the mill when it was powered once again to grind corn, but this time with some help from Jess. Jess is a Marshall Traction Engine, built in 1908. Read on to find the link to the video clip.
Peter Sheppard of Oldland Windmill, tells us:
“The July open event day began with rain. We thought the day was going to be a washout. However the day cleared and JESS was connected up to the stones with a belt which alone cost £700. A short trial began and then flour was ground for the first time by this method in a hundred years. Now we can make flour by wind and steam.”
The video clip is here.
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