New stock installed at Jill


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windmills New stock installed at Jill

Next week should see the culmination of five months’work by volunteers at Jill Windmill, Clayton.

Two Sweeps were removed in April for routine inspection, refurbishment and painting. An inspection of the 33 ft long Stock (to which the Sweeps are attached) revealed that the parts were rotting, so they decided to replace it. Detailed drawings were drawn up and a new Stock was ordered from a Danish company. The construction was to be laminated Siberian Larch.

The new stock has been fitted and painting of the Sweeps is complete. Weather permitting the plan is to hang two Sweeps next week, probably Wednesday.

Full details of the project are on the Jill website. Mills: [Clayton] Tags: [sails]
Item: #657, Posted: 21/9/07.


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