That’s the pep­per­corn rent paid

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

With the his­toric white smock mill as a back­drop, Ash­ford Mayor Ge­orge Koowa­ree ac­cepted a sym­bolic pep­per­corn as part of a an­nual cer­e­mony.

Each year the trustees of Willes­bor­ough Wind­mill make the hand-over to sig­nify the pep­per­corn rent they pay the bor­ough for leas­ing the coun­cilowned build­ing. It took place on Thurs­day, May 26.

The Grade II listed struc­ture was built in 1869. It was bought, in a very di­lap­i­dated state, and fully re­stored in 1991 by Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil for the ben­e­fit of the town’s cit­i­zens.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM4356367

Mayor Cllr Ge­orge Koowa­ree re­ceiv­ing the pep­per­corn rent at Willes­bor­ough wind­mill

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