This windmill is located in the village of Waltham, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, which has six sails. This windmill is a wonderful example of 19th century working windmill, which was built in the years 1878-80 by John Saunderson of Louth using light-colored local bricks and tarred. This windmill has six double sided patent blades and traditional Lincolnshire onion shaped cap without balcony. Waltham windmill also has two pairs of French millstones, which are used for grinding the flour and two pairs of Derbyshire Peak stones, which are used for coarser materials such as animal feed.
During the First World War, one of the sails of this windmill was lost and opposite one was removed to balance it due to unavailability of timber. This windmill worked till the year 1962; later on it was operated with the help of electric enginefor generation of animal feed.
In December 1966, Waltham Windmill Preservation Society was established and afterwards the task of restoring the windmill began. This society is trying to raise funds for maintenance of the mill, which currently grinds best quality grain to produce flour occasionally.
Accommodations at Waltham Windmill, Grimsby-
The Beeches Hotel-
42 Waltham Road, Scartho,
This premium hotel offers 18 guest rooms with services like, photocopying, free Wi-Fi internet access, ironing, laundry and room service.
Hall Farm Hotel and Restaurant-
This hotel is a quiet farmland on the edge of Lincolnshire Wolds, which offers services like breakfast in room, bridal suite, business center, photocopying, fax, free internet, laundry and shoe shine.
The Humber Royal Hotel-
This is a very beautiful hotel, which offers amenities like front desk, lift to all floors, TV, tea maker, bar in hotel and restaurant in hotel.
Humber Royal Hotel-
This is a very unique and premium hotel, which offers a wide range of amenities like front desk, bar, elevator, free parking, gay friendly, newspaper, restaurant, dry cleaning and Wi-Fi internet access.
Things to do at Waltham Windmill, Grimsby-
Fuzzy Ed, Littlefield Lane-
This park is near to the Cricketers pub on Littlefield Lane, which is indoor soft play area. This park offers an adventure playground with zip wire walls, ball pools, slides, tunnels and plenty of climbing equipment for kids.
This is a large park with lake, playing fields and greenhouse. Here, one can do the activities like leaf collecting, ball throwing, feeding ducks and also can see rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and rescued chicken.
Fishing Heritage Centre-
This museum is dedicated to the town’s fishy past, which is very beautiful and awesome.
These are lovely country gardens, which are beautifully planted and are really a feast for eyes. Children can play on playground plus there are number of mini log cabins and historic cottages to look in.