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Posted on 13/10/2018

Welcome back to Brixton Windmill’s sails

We are all extremely happy to see the sails mounted back onto the windmill and to see them shining in the sun on these warm autumnal days. The stocks (beams) and sweeps (sails) have been refurbished,...

Posted on 07/06/2018

Refurbishment of sails

If you have visited Windmill Gardens since June you will have noticed that the sweeps (sails) are missing. Our millwright, Paul Sellwood and his team from Owlsworth IJP, performed the delicate task...

Posted on 14/01/2018

Repairs to Brixton Windmill sails

You will soon see Brixton Windmill without its sails. Lambeth Council is commissioning some essential repair work at the windmill. This work includes removing the sails and taking them to the...

Posted on 06/05/2016

Sailcloth returns for National Mills Weekend

To celebrate National Mills Weekend, we're planning to attach sailcloth to the common sails of Brixton Windmill for one day only, on Saturday 14 May. The sailcloth has been designed and printed by...

Posted on 15/05/2012

Sails turn on National Mills Weekend video

There is a short video (1min:29sec) on Flickr by Penny Steele of the sails turning on Saturday. Although the sails did turn by wind power earlier in the day (which unfortunately wasn't captured on...

Posted on 05/03/2012

Heckington Windmill gets new sails

Heckington Windmill in Lincolnshire, the UK’s only surviving eight-sailed windmill, will soon be operational again. Originally built as a five-sailed mill in 1830, Heckington was converted to...