Monthly Archives: October 2010

Three sails off, one to go

A day earlier than expected, three sails have been removed from the windmill. Paul Sellwood of Owlsworth, the millwrights, says that they had allowed two days for the removal – today and tomorrow – but that progress was so good … Continue reading

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No sign of subsidence

Underpinning Brixton Windmill may not be necessary, if initial investigations by Stonewest, the restoration company responsible for construction work on the site, are correct. Because the mill is built on two levels, the engineer for Stonewest thought it would be … Continue reading

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Programme of works announced

This is the programme of work for the first couple of weeks, giving the expected start date and number of days allotted to each item: Mon 25/10/10 Set up site/Access – 3 days Wed 27/10/10 Remove Sails ( Prov ) – 3 … Continue reading

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UK windmill photos

Our resident photographer, Owen Llewellyn (aka Taffytubby), has forwarded a link to another collection of lovely windmill photos, by Peter Brabham. I don’t think Brixton Windmill is represented in his collection – yet. Maybe this link will encourage him! Owen will … Continue reading

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Timetable of work

Work on the windmill is planned to start on 25 October – though we are still waiting to hear final confirmation of this. Here’s a rough outline of what’s likely to happen first. Week 1 Setting up (fencing off the … Continue reading

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Christmas social on 2 December

We’re planning a Christmas social together with a general meeting. It will be on Thursday 2 December at St Paul’s Hall Church House, 24 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton SW2 5BZ – just behind the Windmill Pub at 7pm. If you’d like … Continue reading

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Stunning windmill photos

For all you windmill fans out there, here’s a collection of stunning windmill photos from around the world (including Brixton Windmill (below) at number 11).

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