Moulton windmill update from Restoration


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The update programme for the BBC's Restoration series, broadcast on 2nd January 2004, detailed how the final part of funding for the restoration of Moulton windmill has now been assembled, after 6 years of trying. Of the approximate £900,000 cost, The Heritage Lottery Fund is providing over £700,000, English Heritage £80,000, and contributions from Lincolnshire County Council, and The European Regional Development Fund. The sticking point was the replacement of the cap and sails, which have been classed as "new works" and so are largely not covered by heritage funding guidelines. To address these, the Friends of Moulton Mill are fortunate to have contacted John Grimwood, chief executive of The Oldershaw Group (a local onion business), who was born in Moulton, and has lived there ever since. His business has agreed to provide bank guarantees which enable the final funds to be obtained from the Architectural Heritage Fund. Tenders have been sent out, and a contractor selected, and work is expected to start this month (Jan 2004).

The programme included a reprise of the series' original visit to the mill, with an interview with John Biggadike, the last miller. Janet Prescott of the Friends of Moulton Mill provided updated info, and John Grimwood was interviewed. Finally the computer simulation of the mill complete with sails was shown again, with the sails still rotating the wrong way round!
Mills: [Moulton]
See also:Restoration: What happened next (23/12/03)
Tags: [tv]
Item: #193, Posted: 3/1/04.


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