Flour Mill Never Perfect

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Never Perfect is a flour mill in the fortified town of Gorinchem , in the Dutch province of South Holland . The mill originally dates from 1718 , and was built after its predecessor (a post mill ) was destroyed by storm in 1717. The mill was originally built as a land sailor but was in 1764 increased four meters and converted into a mill . The mill was renovated in 1889 after a devastating fire. The current name comes from that period: the mill was restored with parts of the oil mill "Never Perfect". The mill was restored in World War II and equipped with van Bussel fairings. After the war, the mill quickly went out of operation. In 1956 the Municipality of Gorinchem bought the mill. Another revamp followed in the 1960s. A city miller was appointed to run the two windmills regularly. A major restoration was needed in 1995, which was completed in 1997. In August that year, the mill was festively opened by HRH Prince Claus. After this, the mill came back into operation until 2009. Once again, a major overhaul was required. In January 2017, the mill, as well as the 3 other Gorkum mills, were transferred to the Simav mill foundation. The mill is currently back in operation on a voluntary basis and open for viewing on Saturdays and Wednesdays. There is also the opportunity to buy bread from our own milled grain and traditional regional products in the mill.


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