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Windmill, Whitburn near South Shields

Whitburn’s windmill

We have the remains of three windmills in South Tyneside, this one is in Whitburn Village on the southern edge of South Shields. The other two are on Cleadon Hills, South Shields and in West Boldon, there is also a fully restored working mill at Fullwell just outside of South Tyneside’s boundary.

Windmills were a fairly common site about 150 years ago and not just for milling grain, some milled limestone to make a chemical used in the dyeing of sail cloth.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/60 second, f8, iso 400



Written by curly

January 27, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Good photo Curly, love the angle and colours. The windmill at Cleadon Hills is very conspicuous with so much history, the one at Whitburn interesting being surrounded as it does by houses, whilst the one at West Boldon (which is a house I believe ?) a hidden gem

    S Wilson

    January 27, 2008 at 11:04 pm

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