Bygones: Stump a scant reminder of the location's past
TRUSTHORPE Windmill is this week’s Then and Now subject, writes Dave Strickland.
Trusthorpe lies between Sutton-on-Sea and Mablethorpe. Sadly, the windmill was largely dismantled after 1935, but a stump remains, and this can be seen from the main A52 road.
It was found impossible to stand on the exact spot that the original view was taken from, which looks south-west.
Today, a pumping installation has been built in the area of that vantage point, and the only view that matches the original more closely than the one here can be obtained only by standing in a section of the installation which is off limits to the public.
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Nevertheless, the comparison is immediately meaningful, and shows the stump of the old windmill as it is today, partially obscured by private houses, and is itself converted into living quarters.
It has an interesting history. It was originally erected in Newland, near Hull, as a post mill. The tower mill depicted replaced it in 1901.
What a shame not more windmills survive, and what’s more, survive operationally. They could have been adapted to serve as wind turbines, no?