Did you know, at one stage there were around 50 working windmills on Anglesey? That’s quite a lot when you consider the island only measures around 270 square miles.
It’s all down to a combination of the perfectly warm and wet land – ripe for growing grain, and the windy weather ready at all times to push the sails.
But despite these helpful aids, it’s not an easy job turning grain into flour. As demonstrated by ITV’s Ruth Wignall, who I filmed on a recent visit to Llynon Mill – in the north west of the isle. And the only working windmill left in Wales.
The Mill itself was recently refurbished by Anglesey Council who spent thousands on it. It’s now run by the very cheery two man team of Miller, Lloyd Jones and his Assistant, Arwen Owen.
They were fantastic hosts for the day, even allowing us to film right inside the very top of the mill, where the huge cogs turn and you get the privilege of a fantastic view right across the isle with the sails floating past you.
The piece aired on last Friday’s Coast & Country. If you missed it, you can catch up here.