Monthly Archives: March 2011

Planting herbs and wheat

As well as the General Meeting this Thursday, here are a couple of other dates for your diary. Saturday 9 April – We will be planting up the medicinal herb garden in the former sandpit in the children’s playground in … Continue reading

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General meeting this Thursday

The next General Meeting of the Friends of Windmill Gardens will be at 7pm this Thursday 31 March at St Paul’s Church House, 24 Blenheim Gardens SW2 5BZ.  This will be the last meeting we hold before the fully refurbished … Continue reading

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Windows and wall plates

The Cheltenham Festival may be over, but at Brixton Windmill there’s a sense that the restoration is entering the home straight. The joists and floors on the first and second floors are complete, and the provender mill was delivered, despite … Continue reading

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Weatherboarding in spring

It’s starting to feel more spring-like, and work on the windmill is stepping up. The felt on the cap has been fitted, and the larch for the weatherboarding has been delivered. When I visited earlier today, it was being painted … Continue reading

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Visit to millwright

In beautiful sunshine last Friday we left London and headed along the M4 to Berkshire to visit millwright Owlsworth IJP and check out progress on Brixton Windmill’s sails. Just outside Henley, red kites were soaring over the ploughed fields, and … Continue reading

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14 March Friends site visit cancelled

The Friends site visit which was due to have taken place on Monday 14 March has been cancelled to allow the contractors to get on with completing the restoration work. Apologies for any disappointment caused. We hope to arrange some visits … Continue reading

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Stone furniture refitted

Some of the ‘stone furniture’ that surrounds the main millstones on the second floor is now back in position. The hopper (which holds the grain), the shoe (which feeds the grain into the eye of the runner stone) and the … Continue reading

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