Monthly Archives: May 2011

Open Garden Squares Weekend

The Friends of Windmill Gardens have been invited to set up a stall in Windrush Square as part of the Open Garden Squares Weekend on 11 and 12 June. We need volunteers to help us set up and take down … Continue reading

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Friends practice turning the cap and operating the sails

A report by Nicholas Weedon On Wednesday 11 May, a group of Friends under the instruction of an experienced millwright ventured into the very top of the mill to learn how to operate the mechanisms for turning the cap into the wind … Continue reading

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Update on National Mills Weekend cancelled opening

Late on Friday the Friends were told that Lambeth Council, who are the owners of this Grade II* listed building, had made the decision to cancel the opening this weekend (14 and 15 May) because of concerns about health and … Continue reading

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National Mills Weekend Opening Cancelled

FoWG has been asked to put the following statement on our website: ‘Due to unforeseen circumstances the Brixton Windmill will not be opening for National Mills Weekend on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May 2011. If you are interested in … Continue reading

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No flour grinding for National Mills Weekend

Unfortunately we have had to postpone our ‘first grind’ this weekend as training for volunteers to operate the provender mill has had to be postponed. Our millwright, Paul Selwood of Owlsworth IJP, ran a training session in mill maintenance for volunteers on … Continue reading

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National Mills Weekend 14-15 May Opening

The Mill is opening this weekend, which is National Mills Weekend, Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May from 2pm to 4pm on both days. There will be displays about the Mill, Brockwell Bake, and 30 minute tours available. The … Continue reading

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Photos from Brixton Windmill reopening

Below is a selection of photos taken on 2 May by our resident photographer, Owen Llewellyn. You can see more photos on the Ashby Mill group on Flickr – and do feel free to add your own!

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