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Benefit evening at The Windmill pub, Tuesday 23 August

Our next fundraising event is at The Windmill pub at 8pm on Tuesday 23 August. The Hobos and Fernando Reyes will be playing and there will be comedy from Vic Lambrusco and Glenda Read. Hope you’ll be able to come along. … Continue reading

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Restoration is officially completed – book a guided tour of the windmill

Good news – practical completion of the restoration of Brixton Windmill was signed off (at last!) on Wednesday 17 August. All certification is in place and we are on target to open the windmill for free public visits and guided tours … Continue reading

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Art in the Park

The Friends held a successful Art in the Park event in Windmill Gardens on Sunday afternoon, 14 August 2011. Children enjoyed decorating T-shirts and plant pots, making masks, badges and model windmills and grown-ups made drawings and paintings of the … 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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