The online version of the June 2004 newsletter from the
Friends of Upminster Windmill
reports via a Stop Press line that
on Tuesday 22nd June the Council granted the Trust a 35 year lease of the Mill. This is a significant step in securing the
future of the mill, which the Friends have been working very hard on for a good number of years.
The newsletter also tells of continued work to make the mill watertight - and ironically also of efforts to bring mains water
into the mill. It also notes that the new wind turbines at Fords Dagenham plant are visible from the mill - illustrating that
wind power is still a force to be reckoned with.