Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 12th January, 2017)
Great shot from a different angle not seen before.
A really nostalgic picture for me1 Can anyone enlighten me as to the name of Copperas cottages/
I've seen the view before of the windmill,but when taken from that angle with the cottages
In the scene, it's even better!
Well done David, a great photo.
It was restored a few years ago, this is a video of what it looks like from up the top.
A lovely view of a special place.
Should this not be called a WINDPUMP as the word WINDMILL denotes a place for grinding corn etc.
No it's a Windmill, Eisenbahn.
Built in 1845, the Windmill supplied water from a well for Haigh Brewery.
Windpumps have a Fanblade Mechanism instead of Sails and that's the difference. So this is indeed a Windmill.
Copperas was a chemical used in dye making. There was probably a copperas works in Haigh
Eisenbahn should have gone to Specsavers. It does say WINDPUMP in caption.
Yes nephro, Specsaavers here I come<g> But I was going off what most people call it THE HAIGH WINDMILL
If it was used to pump up water surely it is a windpump
No Pw, if a pump is used for pumping water, then that would be a water pump. A windpump by definition therefore must be a pump used for pumping wind. It's just logic really, not quantum physics. what do you reckon DTease ?
So is a paper shop made out of paper??
Ozy, I've pumped a bit of wind myself over the years. Especially after an evening sampling Mr Tetley's best bitter.
Like the photo David. I've photographed this Windmill many times but never from this angle. Great.
I just knew that I could rely on you to come up ' trumps ' DTease. And as an unforeseen bonus, we have another little gem from peebee. Oh Lordy! It's just gets better.
it's not a MILL no flour was ever produced there, it was used to pump water.
There's some silly nonsense spoke on here, I'll go with Garry he make sense.
Oh! And by the way DTease, it's just been suggested to me that peebee's paper shop could prove quite useful in the event of your being served with a pint of Mr. Tetley's worst bitter.
Mind you don't stand too close to Garry's roaring coal fire Anne, or you might end up with corned beef leg syndrome.
So a foot pump is for pumping feet and a bike pump is for pumping up bikes?
It's a Wind Pump,used to pump water,there was never any Mill Stones,only a Pump,to pump what a pump pumps,ie Water,bi towd.
Anne you're spot on, some nonsense spoke on this post, and to spoil this marvelous photo with great history...thing is their not funny!
Garry,no one who says it is a windpump is spoiling the story,it really is a windpump,it's over 5 years since it was restored,just read the story,it was done using a Lottery grant,I know most folk call it a Windmill,I do too,but it isn't one.
Garry,I do like your opinion but some people with their flippant comments wind me up.
I could hug you sometimes Garry x . Lovely picture spoiled by a few ...again! Take another train or learn to behave!
What a boring world we would live in if everybody was so strait laced as the moaners .....again!
It's a Windmill, Final answer.
It's got Sailes and not Fanblades, there's a difference.
Sorry Pw, Vb and Mary. I'm not moaning just putting things in perspective.
my point is at least its not racialist or abusive as states in the comments box.
Garry, I did not mean you
Thank you x
You got me wrong also Garry. Mine was to your 11.46 response , which I agree with.
Seems the westwood fossil is getting quite a fan club, what are you drinking ?
If Gary says its a windmill it MUST be a windmill, he's never been wrong in his life, apart from about 40000 times