windThe Wicklewood grain windmill in Norfolk, England. For the last 700 years, except for the brief period from 1956 (when the last of the operating mills like the one shown above ceased production) to 1988 (when the new wind turbines like the ones shown on the previous page started operation) the wind has been a major provider of energy in England. The fantail, invented by Edmund Lee in 1745, automatically turns the mill into the wind.


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