Thoughtful Thursday….. Nothing New


Heage Windmill, Derbyshire

Wind turbines may well be the new technical wizardry to save us all from fuel starvation. Wind power though is far from new.  The Windmill above was built in 1797, but many earlier Windmills can still be found.  Mostly used, like Heage Mill, for the processing of Flour….  many others were used for pumping water, to drain areas of potential agricultural land and some were for the the grinding of bones.   A truly versatile source of power.

Heage Windmill is built high above the Lower Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, its six sails are unusual but all the better for catching the wind.  The name Heage, is the name for the small village that encompass this hill side.  The name itself means ‘High Edge’ more than likely derived from the Anglo-Saxon ‘Heegge’ also meaning high or lofty place.

From name to purpose…. nothing is really new.

Nor is the daily message new, but just as important….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

8th July

(C) David Oakes 2021