On Wed 3rd Aug 2011, the buck of Chinnor windmill was lifted up and placed on the unique three crossbar/six quarterbar trestle. This represents a major milestone in the prolonged reconstruction of this mill, since it now means that it now looks recognisably like a windmill, though the project now looks forward to the next challenges, which include the reinstatement of the windshaft, and the construction of sails.
The lift was reported by the Thame Gazette.
Some photos taken on the day of the lift by Colin Grenville:
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