Thoughtful Thursday…. Recycling


Cley Windmill, Cley Marshes, Norfolk

I guess this could be one of the ultimate and very early recycling projects….or maybe best described as repurposing.

The Mill has had a chequered history. As I understand it and in brief summary, it goes something like this.   Built arround 1790/1800 the mill stood idle for a number of years. Then it served its original purpose of Milling.  Again fell into disuse.  In 1921 new owners converted it in to a holiday home.  History, with inheritance, weather and floods  was unkind to the mill.

But potential was spotted and a total refurbishment followed by several owners. It became a Guest House, Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Wedding venue.  No doubt big investments by the various owners but  a unique recycling project.

Cley Mill is not only a Grade II listed building of importance…. but also a significant Tourist landmark on this part of the Norfolk Coast

Your recycling may not be on such a grand scale…. but still very important….

 As always….

Please Remember ….

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

4th May

(C) David Oakes 2023

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