Photo of newly converted Bidborough windmill


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Rob Cumming sent me a photo of the newly house converted Bidborough windmill. He reports:
"It is however a tasteful restoration, and the new cap does look good, as does the refacing of the tower. I don't know what has happened to the machinery on the second floor which consisted of a great spur wheel and stone nuts with engine drive."
The conversion received it's new cap in April 2006, and it was claimed to be a close copy of the original, but we can see from Rob's picture that this is not true. Whilst it has the general shape of a Kentish cap, it has been made symmetrical front and rear which was not the case of the working cap, and it is thinner than the original, having to bulge out around the tower.

Mills: [Bidborough]
See also:New cap for the tower of Bidborough windmill (8/5/06)
Tags: [conversion]
Item: #611, Posted: 14/3/07.


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