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Upminster Windmill’s cap removed as restoration continues

PUBLISHED: 13:40 27 May 2016 | UPDATED: 13:50 27 May 2016

Upminster Windmill is having its entire cap removed, including fantail and sails, for the first time since 1803, as part of the continuing resotration programme.

Upminster Windmill is having its entire cap removed, including fantail and sails, for the first time since 1803, as part of the continuing resotration programme.

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Today is a historic day for Upminster’s 213-year-old windmill.

As part of on-going restoration work going on alongside the construction of a new visitors centre at the site on St Mary’s Lane, the mill’s cap and sails have been entirely removed in order for them to be lovingly restored by specially selected master craftsmen.

Yesterday, the mill’s sails were carefully removed in preparation for construction crews to safely removed the large mill cap as one whole piece.

For a full report on today’s removal, and what lies ahead for the windmill, see next Friday’s edition of the Recorder.


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