Despite having never been there before October last year, I’m now a regular visitor to The Fylde, which is the peninsula containing Blackpool and the surrounding towns of Cleveleys, Lytham St Annes, Poulton-le-Fylde and Fleetwood. It’s a large, flat area and its proximity to the Irish Sea means it’s usually quite windy. No co-incidence then that there are quite a few windmills across the peninsula.
This weekend I went to see a couple. The one pictured is at Mereside, which is a suburb of Blackpool and is one of the first things visitors to Blackpool see after leaving the M55. It looks nice but other than that it’s not particularly interesting – you can’t go in it and there is no information about its history there.
Marsh Mill is more interesting – a number of craft shops have opened around it and there is also a fabulous tearoom. Worth a detour if you’re in the area.