Counting On …. Day 33

17th December 2021

Fossil fuel energy we know causes air pollution and CO2 pollution whilst other sources of power do not have the same damaging consequences. One such clean energy source is wind – and wind farms are growing around our coasts – but how about that older type of windmill, the one used to mill flour? 

Priors Flour is milled at Fosters Mill in Swaffham Prior. The current mill was built in 1857 but stands on on a site where mills have been in use site since the 12th Century. Fortunately not only are their people still skilled in the craft of milling, there are also people skilled at repairing and building new parts for the mill. The following link shows the work currently being undertaken to keep the mill fully operational.

NB you can buy flour from the mill by mail order, and good flour it is too!

Author: Judith Russenberger

Environmentalist and theologian, with husband and three grown up children plus one cat, living in London SW14. I enjoy running and drinking coffee - ideally with a friend or a book.

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