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Michael Atkin      Printmaker

etcher - block printer - wood engraver

An Alphabet of Scarborough


A limited edition book, 26 copies which represent the 26 letters of the Alphabet. An A to Z book of Scarborough, views that have caught my eye for one reason or another.

As well as the hand bound book which will contain all 26 images + frontispeace & notes, there will be an aditional edition of 26 copies of each image which can be individually framed.

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Medium


Image size


Edition of


Paper


About this image

Windmill


Etching and Aquatint


200 x 295 mm


26 copies


Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not

    

Ever since I first arrived in Scarborouogh I've been aware of the Windmill in Mill Street. Such and unusual thing to see in a town setting, common place in Holand.   Upon learning of its history I was fascinated by it. It worked as a windmill grinding corn until the early 1920's, The sails were damaged in a storm and eventually removed, now operates as a B & B  





Price unframed £185.00





Alternative Title:

'We should have booked'








The 18th century, Grade 11, listed Windmill in Mill Street is noticeable from most parts of Scarborough. On the balcony a 360 degree view offers a panoramic over the town, from Olivers Mount to the Castle and North Bay. It is the only surviving windmill in Scarborough.

The site has had a windmill in situ for over 400 years. The present structure dates from 1794 when Thomas Robinson was given permission to build a new windmill. The sails suffered irreparable damage in 1898 during a storm, the grinding of wheat and corn being done with a gas turbine engine. The mill stopped grinding corn in 1927 and thence fell into disrepair. The mill was used for a variety of small businesses including a bakery, for storage of seed and newspaper distribution. A plan was proposed to demolish the building in 1985 and the site used to build a block of flats. Saved by the present owners in 1977 who have restored the dome, sails and many other extensive renovations.

It now operates as a bed and breakfast accommodation.

The image is printed in an edition of 26 of which 25 are for sale

Unframed image

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