Boston’s Maud Foster Mill celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.

Built in 1819 for the Reckitt Brothers by Norman and Smithson of Hull, this magnificent windmill is recognised as one of the UK’s finest and rarest. It still earns its keep on a daily basis, making flour for bakers and shops and is privately owned by the Waterfield family.

A special day is being held on Saturday, June 8, from 10am to 4pm. As well as the windmill being open to visit, there will be displays of steam engines and other machinery made in Boston by Tuxford and company.

The ladies from Dogdyke Steam Pump nearby will be offering their wonderful homemade cakes and tea may be enjoyed in the gardens.

Admission will be £4 for adults, £3 for senior citizens, £2 for children aged five and over, £10 for a family ticket for two adults and two children – proceeds for Dogdyke drainage pumps.

Admission includes a visit to the seven-storey mill. The mill shop sells organic flour, porridge oats, local history books and souvenirs. Children under five can only visit the ground floor.

There will not be parking available on the site for this event. Please use the Cattle Market car park which is only a 450 metre walk away.

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