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Ducking Purgatory

The canal is called Sunesønnernes Mill Dike because it was paid for by the sons of Sune Ebbesen.…

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From monks' mill through industrial mill to nature centre

In 1872, an extension to the grain mill enabled it to grind wood into paper pulp, and two turbines …

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One percent more of Denmark

Internally, we have to make up for our external losses," wrote Hans Peter Holst in 1872. These…

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Study trip – or early industrial espionage?

Christian Zinck was a self-taught blacksmith. Before opening his small water-powered hammer works…

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Big wheels keep on turning - one way or another

The oldest watermills were built like Knag Mill. The water was channelled in at the bottom of the…

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Big-wig landowner gives farmers grief

Landowner Jens Lange (1707-1790) of Rødkilde was best known for making farmers' lives a…

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Danish groats for Norway

Havnø Mill is 200 metres from Mariager Fiord, far away from villages and farms. Why did landowner …

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Marriage in the wind

Twenty-eight-year-old Søren Schiølert was perhaps more interested in Blåbæk Mill than in the…

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Winds of change

In around 1900, steam mills began to threaten watermills and windmills. Many old mills ground to a …

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Milling paradise island in the sun

Bornholm is a milling paradise" – according to mill builder John Jensen (1949-2008). Even…

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