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In Operation

The Aurora was built in 1845, previously at a different location. Fearing increased competition, the then owner of the mill, sold this mill to a brewer in Baexem, by the name of Canoy. It later passed to his son, and in 1918, to Jan Winkelmolen. After his passing away, it was run by his widow until 1930. It was purchased by the baker, Grubben, who was performing maintenance works on the vanes, when they suddenly started to turn. In panic, he jumped and did not make the fall. The mill was then sold by his widow to the municipality. In 1968, the Aurora moved to its current location and opened in 1971 after much restoration. 

In Operation

The Aurora was built in 1845, previously at a different location. Fearing increased competition, the then owner of the mill, sold this mill to a brewer in Baexem, by the name of Canoy. It later passed to his son, and in 1918, to Jan Winkelmolen. After his passing away, it was run by his widow until 1930. It was purchased by the baker, Grubben, who was performing maintenance works on the vanes, when they suddenly started to turn. In panic, he jumped and did not make the fall. The mill was then sold by his widow to the municipality. In 1968, the Aurora moved to its current location and opened in 1971 after much restoration. 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Aug 2018, 03:15
The mill has an interesting history, Ayush.

Your shot reminds me of an old Dizney short film about a mill.
Ayush Basu: I was surprised that quite a lot of the history of most windmills is available and well archived, Ray.
Terrific image and the written history helps give it soul.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Michael. Windmills are conserved now in the Netherlands and their history is widely shared.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 29 Aug 2018, 06:29
Wonderful isn't it, all those cogs
Ayush Basu: All working smoothly, Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Aug 2018, 08:04
It all looks very solid Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I am told that some mills have oak and other timbre that is over 400 years old, Chad.
Une sacrée charpente !
Merci pour la petite histoire du lieu.
Bonne journée Ayush
Ayush Basu: Merci, Pascale. I find them fascinating and their history is widely shared. A fine evening to you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Aug 2018, 09:22
Great shot of the gearbox and I like the movement.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Louis, I liked the motion blur too.
Look at the whirrr of those cogs.
Ayush Basu: They have a reassuring bit of soft sound, Mary.
they must have had such pride in their workmanship! great shot, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, a symbol of Dutch identity and linked to their prosperity, Elaine.
Back in tjose days everything was solid but functional in design, just like this.
Ayush Basu: Some aspects of design were simple and ingenious, Brian.
so well restored, what a story behind the Mill.
Ayush Basu: It has seen quite some history, Martin - thank you.
Quite a history Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Windmills are conserved now in the Netherlands and their history is widely shared, Bill. Thank you.
I adore machinery like this...
Ayush Basu: It certainly is good time spent in here, Larry.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 29 Aug 2018, 15:17
i see the motion

incredible
Ayush Basu: I liked that motion blur too, Sherri.
A somewhat tragic history.
Ayush Basu: The good thing is that now windmills are conserved in the Netherlands and their history is widely shared, Tom.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Aug 2018, 17:38
You seem to love the Dutch molens! 'Aurora' is a wonderful name.
Ayush Basu: I do, Philine. It is amazing how in the centuries past, the Dutch found simple and ingenious solutions to improve lives and society.
this is a fantastic shot of the working parts to this mill Ayush... well done....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the kind compliment, Peter.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Aug 2018, 18:18
What lovely machinery.
Ayush Basu: It is straightforward and somewhat awe inspiring, Anne.

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