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Windmill grinding back into life
A famous Nottinghamshire landmark is once again working as a grain mill and will is opening a tourist attraction.

Tuxford Mill is believed to have been built in 1810, and was grinding flour through until 1926.

It was renovated and brought back into use by the Oustick family, along with Fred Savage who bought it in 1982.

Despite their work they were unable to run it regularly and so they sold it to the Wyman family from Oakham, Rutland, who made it into a visitor attraction.

Paul Wyman said: "We've got in and found that we can mill. For me personally it's been very exciting. I've done quite a bit of milling and it's definitely an interest.

"We were looking for a business idea. I used to be a director a skateboard company and this was one of those strange ideas that come in the middle of nothing.

"We hadn't seen the mill. In fact I was on an aeroplane and I said to my wife, 'Let's buy a windmill'."

Flour produced by the sail-driven mill on the Notts-Lincs border is used in the rolls and bread used in the tourist attraction.

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