Monthly Archives: January 2011

Second Friends’ site visit

Although there was an icy wind for the Friends’ second site visit earlier today, at least it wasn’t snowing! So nine intrepid Friends turned up, donned hard hats and hi-vis jackets, and were given a comprehensive tour of Brixton Windmill … Continue reading

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Millwright trainees

If you’ve followed some of the restoration work going on at Brixton Windmill and you’d like to know more about the work of millwrights, this video highlights the training of five millwrights, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, in the … Continue reading

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Steady progress

Groundwork started this week on connecting new electricity and water supplies to the windmill. This will require trenches to be dug across the children’s playground, so for obvious safety reasons it is important for them to be filled in as … Continue reading

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Pupating

Soon to burst forth as a (windmill-shaped) butterfly…

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Volunteer guides needed

As a condition of the grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Friends of Windmill Gardens have to provide 50 volunteers to act as guides to the windmill once it opens to the public on 2 May. We held one … Continue reading

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Opening plans for Brixton Windmill

As the restoration of Brixton Windmill is progressing well, thoughts are turning to plans for opening the mill to the public in the spring. At the moment, the plans are as follows: 2 May (bank holiday Monday): Grand opening of … Continue reading

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Back to work

Happy new year to everyone! After a couple of weeks’ break over Christmas and the new year, restoration work on Brixton Windmill continued this week. The brake wheel in the cap, which is driven by the sails, is now out … Continue reading

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