New cap for Pilling now lifted into place


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windmills New cap for Pilling now lifted into place

On 2nd Feb 2007, Pilling windmill had a newly built cap lifted into place, in a process that took just 2 hours. The cap was designed to match Marsh Mill at Thorton Clevelys as both mills were built by Ralph Slater. It was built by Neil Medcalfe - a traditional millwright from Lincolnshire. He built it there and then transported it to Pilling and reassembled it. It was ready to be put on since October, but the weather was not good enough. The cap weighs 2.7 tonnes and is 18 feet high. It has restored the windmill to its rightful place as the tallest in the Flyde standing at over 73 feet.
Mills: [Pilling]
See also:New cap under construction for Pilling windmill (25/9/06) Tags: [cap]
Item: #596, Posted: 7/2/07.


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