This stunning gallery shows why Thurne Mill is the most photographed mill in the country
PUBLISHED: 17:28 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 18:57 12 September 2018
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Thurne Mill has stood sentinel and unchanging on the same picturesque spot for almost 200 years.
And as these pictures show it is not hard to see why it is a firm favourite among photographers looking for the perfect shot, often framed against a scene-stealer sunset.
In fact the striking white structure is reckoned the most snapped mill on the Norfolk Broads, with some 250,000 images online, according to its owner.
Debra Nicholson said it was one of the most attractive and most accessible mills in the wetland landscape, with the added bonus that it was one of the few that majestically turned in the wind.
In fact so global and far-reaching was its appeal there was even an image of it adorning the doctor’s surgery in Australia when she visited her aunt.
Since May the industrial relic has been shrouded in scaffolding for restoration and painting ahead of its milestone birthday celebrations in 2020.
Mrs Nicholson is planning a year of events to mark the mill’s 200th anniversary - including a photographic competition culminating in a glossy calendar.
A Friends group is looking to raise £6,000 and an online donation page has been set up to keep the sails turning.
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