St. Antoniusmolen

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In the flat countryside between Weert and Nederweert you will find the St. Antoniusmolen. This belt gristmill was built in 1904. In 1954 the mill was severely damaged by a severe storm, but the mill was then restored. Until 1970 professional miller Janus de Wild ground this mill. Just like the other Weerter mills, a lot of baking rye was ground on this mill. However, the self-baking and consumption of rye bread and wheat bread decreased as prosperity increased. People got more money and often switched to white bread. In the end, even manufacturing animal feed was no longer profitable. The mill was shut down and only trade was conducted. Only Janus de Wild kept the mill running from time to time. Years of standstill and decay followed, with minor restoration here and there. Today the mill is privately owned and the owners are busy restoring the mill and making it turnable again.

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6003NR Weert
Limburg The Netherlands

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