SINCE 1684

SINCE 1684

There has been a mill on the Hotond as early as 1684. ‘Sijne Hoogheyt den Prince of Nassau en Siegen, Baron in Ronse’ was the owner in 1729. Alexis Gosse, bailiff of the municipalities Kwaremont, Zulzeke and Ruuien, was responsible for the rental of the mill. It was a...
SEVERE LIGHTNING

SEVERE LIGHTNING

Have you seen the lightning in the Hotond logo? This is due to the night of Friday July 16 to Saturday, July 17, 1858. Back then, a storm broke out in southern East Flanders like never seen before. A couple of mills were severely damaged. Two donkeys were “struck dead...
ORIENTATION TABLE

ORIENTATION TABLE

The Hotond Mill was dismantled in 1945, at the end of the Second World War. That is to say: no more grain could be ground. The mill with the white rump became an observation tower, with an orientation table on the flat roof since 1957. Make sure to look, because the...