Pitstone, Buckinghamshire – A Windmill and a Lone Mushroom

Pitstone Windmill is situated on the boundary of the villages of Ivinghoe and Pitstone in Buckinghamshire.  The Windmill is believed to have been built circa 1627 as this is inscribed within the framework which would make it the oldest Windmill in Britain.  In its heyday the mill ground wheat and other cereals, and provided  employment for the local villagers for nearly 300 years.  Sadly in 1902 the Windmill ceased operating due to a freak storm which caused extensive structural damage.  The Windmill sat in a general state of disrepair until 1963 when the Pitstone Windmill Restoration Committee was formed and restored it to its former glory.  The photographs were taken using my D3000 with 18-55mm and 12-24mm lenses.  A Tamron 90mm macro lens was used for the lone mushroom.

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