Bicentenary of Upminster windmill


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The bicentenary of Upminster windmill was celebrated on 13th July with a very well attended community celebration in glorious sunshine. As well as the prime attraction of the mill, whose sails were turning having very recently been freed, there were actors presenting a pageant relating to the mill 200 years ago; a horse drawn waggon giving rides; a blacksmith; weavers; art exhibit; and all manner of other stalls and displays.

There were huge queues to visit the windmill itself, which has recently achieved charitable status. Freeing the sails is just a first step to full restoration to working order - currently the cap is unable to turn so the sails cannot be brought to wind.
Mills: [Upminster]
Item: #111, Posted: 14/7/03.


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