Quiz: How well do you know Norfolk and Suffolk’s iconic mills?

Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill.National Mills Weekend.Owner Debra Nicholson looking out from the top of t

Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill.National Mills Weekend.Owner Debra Nicholson looking out from the top of the mill.Picture; James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Ahead of National Mills Open Weekend we have put together a photo quiz inclduing some of the region's most iconic mills.

Living among the farms and wheat fields of East Anglia you cannot help but run into a mill from time to time.

Some of them are crumbling giants of another age, left behind to stand tall in our region's sweeping landscape, while others keep turning to this day.

For those who want to admire the feats of engineering and learn a bit more about our agricultural heritage this weekend's National Mills Open Weekend will offer a chance to get a closer look.

Many mills which are normally closed to the public will be opening their doors for a rare peak inside, while others will be hosting special events.


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Before the power of steam was harnessed, and the industrial revolution, using wind and water was important for agricultural industries.

It was not just grain that was ground for flour, with some mills, such as the Narborough Bone Mill, grinding bones for fertiliser.

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Debra Nicholson, who runs Thurne Mill and the nearby Wind Energy Museum, said: 'Mills are a huge part of Norfolk's landscape and this weekend is a great opportunity for people to see mills that are not normally open to the public.

'You will be able to see inside and talk to people that are passionate about them.

'It is a great chance to come out and see them, especially Thurne Mill which will be turning, wind permitting, which is something you don't often see in Norfolk these days.'

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