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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 12th January, 2017)

Windmill


Windmill
Haigh Windpump and Copperas Cottages

Photo: David  (Olympus OMD EM10 and 14-150mm lens)
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Comment by: Garry on 12th January 2017 at 05:20

Great shot from a different angle not seen before.

Comment by: Ellen on 12th January 2017 at 05:57

A really nostalgic picture for me1 Can anyone enlighten me as to the name of Copperas cottages/

Comment by: Vb on 12th January 2017 at 08:33

I've seen the view before of the windmill,but when taken from that angle with the cottages
In the scene, it's even better!

Comment by: Aubrey on 12th January 2017 at 09:12

Well done David, a great photo.

Comment by: Mick on 12th January 2017 at 10:58

It was restored a few years ago, this is a video of what it looks like from up the top.

https://youtu.be/iOQ5qYVUeiU

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th January 2017 at 11:09

A lovely view of a special place.

Comment by: Eisenbahn on 12th January 2017 at 11:23

Should this not be called a WINDPUMP as the word WINDMILL denotes a place for grinding corn etc.

Comment by: Garry on 12th January 2017 at 11:59

No it's a Windmill, Eisenbahn.
Built in 1845, the Windmill supplied water from a well for Haigh Brewery.
Windpumps have a Fanblade Mechanism instead of Sails and that's the difference. So this is indeed a Windmill.

Comment by: Olive on 12th January 2017 at 12:45

Copperas was a chemical used in dye making. There was probably a copperas works in Haigh

Comment by: nephro on 12th January 2017 at 13:00

Eisenbahn should have gone to Specsavers. It does say WINDPUMP in caption.

Comment by: Eisenbahn on 12th January 2017 at 13:03

Yes nephro, Specsaavers here I come<g> But I was going off what most people call it THE HAIGH WINDMILL

Comment by: Pw on 12th January 2017 at 13:18

If it was used to pump up water surely it is a windpump

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 12th January 2017 at 16:51

No Pw, if a pump is used for pumping water, then that would be a water pump. A windpump by definition therefore must be a pump used for pumping wind. It's just logic really, not quantum physics. what do you reckon DTease ?

Comment by: peebee on 12th January 2017 at 17:49

So is a paper shop made out of paper??

Comment by: DTease on 12th January 2017 at 19:05

Ozy, I've pumped a bit of wind myself over the years. Especially after an evening sampling Mr Tetley's best bitter.

Like the photo David. I've photographed this Windmill many times but never from this angle. Great.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 12th January 2017 at 19:31

I just knew that I could rely on you to come up ' trumps ' DTease. And as an unforeseen bonus, we have another little gem from peebee. Oh Lordy! It's just gets better.

Comment by: no all on 12th January 2017 at 21:47

it's not a MILL no flour was ever produced there, it was used to pump water.

Comment by: Anne on 12th January 2017 at 21:51

There's some silly nonsense spoke on here, I'll go with Garry he make sense.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 12th January 2017 at 21:53

Oh! And by the way DTease, it's just been suggested to me that peebee's paper shop could prove quite useful in the event of your being served with a pint of Mr. Tetley's worst bitter.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 12th January 2017 at 22:20

Mind you don't stand too close to Garry's roaring coal fire Anne, or you might end up with corned beef leg syndrome.

Comment by: Pw on 12th January 2017 at 22:49

So a foot pump is for pumping feet and a bike pump is for pumping up bikes?

Comment by: Maurice on 13th January 2017 at 00:06

It's a Wind Pump,used to pump water,there was never any Mill Stones,only a Pump,to pump what a pump pumps,ie Water,bi towd.

Comment by: Garry on 13th January 2017 at 11:46

Anne you're spot on, some nonsense spoke on this post, and to spoil this marvelous photo with great history...thing is their not funny!

Comment by: Maurice on 13th January 2017 at 15:49

Garry,no one who says it is a windpump is spoiling the story,it really is a windpump,it's over 5 years since it was restored,just read the story,it was done using a Lottery grant,I know most folk call it a Windmill,I do too,but it isn't one.

Comment by: Pw on 13th January 2017 at 17:11

Garry,I do like your opinion but some people with their flippant comments wind me up.

Comment by: Mary on 13th January 2017 at 17:57

I could hug you sometimes Garry x . Lovely picture spoiled by a few ...again! Take another train or learn to behave!

Comment by: Vb on 14th January 2017 at 07:58

What a boring world we would live in if everybody was so strait laced as the moaners .....again!

Comment by: Garry on 14th January 2017 at 10:12

It's a Windmill, Final answer.
It's got Sailes and not Fanblades, there's a difference.

Comment by: Garry on 14th January 2017 at 10:24

Sorry Pw, Vb and Mary. I'm not moaning just putting things in perspective.

Comment by: Vb on 14th January 2017 at 11:19

Garry x

my point is at least its not racialist or abusive as states in the comments box.

Comment by: Pw on 14th January 2017 at 12:23

Garry, I did not mean you

Comment by: Garry on 14th January 2017 at 13:19

Thank you x

Comment by: Mary on 14th January 2017 at 16:04

You got me wrong also Garry. Mine was to your 11.46 response , which I agree with.

Comment by: Garry on 14th January 2017 at 18:47

Mary x

Comment by: truewigana on 14th January 2017 at 19:50

Seems the westwood fossil is getting quite a fan club, what are you drinking ?

Comment by: Garrrry on 14th January 2017 at 19:52

If Gary says its a windmill it MUST be a windmill, he's never been wrong in his life, apart from about 40000 times

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