Saturday 10 February 2024

Waltham Windmill.

 "Waltham Windmill is a six-sailed windmill located in the village of Waltham, five miles from Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire, England. It is renowned in the area for having all six sails still in full working capacity, being one of the very few windmills like this in the United Kingdom."

Above information courtesy of Wikipedia.

Popcorn & I visited the windmill a while back in October 2023 on a lovely sunny Autumn day.

The mill rarely faces this way as the prevailing wind is usually from the opposite direction,
so I had to stop and get some photo's.  We then had a walk around.

In the grounds is a model railway track run by the Grimsby Model Engineering Club.

When having "operating days" they give rides to members of the public around their
extensive track.

Yes, this "bicycle" has been adopted to provide a green source of traction to pull a set
of coaches.

A general view of the station and platform area.

Another view of the mill.

This cyclist had stopped for two ice creams at the refreshment shop. 

Last shot of the mill.

Nikon Z50 + 16 - 50mm Lens.


  1. What a glorious day, David. I do wish we could have some like that now. That windmill is quite a gem and the little railway is very sweet. Waltham Windmill looks like a lovely place to spend a few hours.

    1. We used to take our grand children there for rides on the trains + ice creams. Thanks for visiting, David.

  2. A beautiful mill and it looks like a delightful place to visit. I like the model railroad, that is marvelous. Isn't it great to have bright sun on a February day. As always, I enjoy this post and seeing something special. Best wishes!

    1. Hello Ann, it's very nice to hear from you. Hope you're well. We haven't had many sunny days since that day but we are almost through the winter now, days are pulling out and the Snowdrops are flowering.
      We've taken our children and grandchildren for rides at the railway here for many years, lots of happy memories with this place. Take Care, David.

    2. What a wonderful day and colours. Your grandchildren must have loved the trains. The windmill is magnificent, though I must admit that, for some reason, I feel uncomfortable with them. I remember going on a school trip to Holland many years ago and was glad to get away from them. A lovely post, good wishes.

    3. Thank you Mike, happy memories.

  3. Such a handsome windmill! The ice creams and trains look like super good fun :) x

  4. The cyclist carrying two ice creams had me puzzled as, as far as I could see, he was on his own!