Monthly Archives: November 2010

Brixton Windmill on BBC London radio

Richard Santhiri, who has been campaigning on behalf of the windmill for many years, will be speaking about the windmill on the Robert Elms Show on BBC London 94.9 tomorrow, Monday 29 November, at approximately 1.40pm. Listen in if you … Continue reading

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Holgate Windmill wins £46,500 for restoration

Holgate Windmill Preservation Society in York last night won £46,500 of lottery money to replace the windmill’s five double shuttered sails and frames. The Society was bidding for the money against another community scheme, an arts project in Rotherham, as … Continue reading

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Counting bricks

The scaffolding is now complete, with a wooden roof protecting the cap. It’s quite a work of art. All that remains is for the whole lot to be shrouded in plastic sheeting to give more protection throughout the winter. Stonewest … Continue reading

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Winter 2010 newsletter

The winter 2010 newsletter is now online. It includes: a summary of the restoration so far an interview with Lisa Rigg, our new Development and Education Officer highlights of our activities over the summer to help raise our profile an … Continue reading

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Week 4

When I dropped in on the windmill this morning, site manager Ulrika was sitting surrounded by plans and papers. As with any large building or restoration project involving several contributors, it’s vital to work out what needs to be done … Continue reading

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Broken sail in gale

Perhaps we’re lucky that the sails on Brixton Windmill have been removed for restoration. Lytham Windmill in Lancashire was not so fortunate – one sail was broken in the gales last night, and another one is looking dodgy. Sad news. … Continue reading

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Brixton Windmill is now on Twitter. Click on the button above keep up with the restoration and other events. Or you can see our latest Tweets in the column on the right.

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