Hurrah! Work starts on the cap and gallery
The cap of the windmill has been in place atop the tower since 1982. Over the years it has been exposed to the elements and was beginning to show its age, keeping our miller John busy with buckets to catch the leaks in wet weather.It also looked rather unsightly as the paint was flaking off. But this is all set to change; the tower has been scaffolding and over the next couple of weeks will get the TLC it needs to get it looking good again.
Whilst the scaffolding is in place the sails won’t be able to turn, so our supply of flour will be limited. ‘Heidi’, our powered millstones, will still be in operation so some flour will still be for sale. Also, you will still be able to look around inside the windmill whilst the work is taking place.
The wooden boards of the gallery around the mill are also being repaired or replaced to make safe access for our miller to get to his sails.
Supporting Green’s Windmill
If you would like to support the work of the Trust in keeping Green’s Mill open and working you can donate at the Mill or by sending a cheque (payable to Green’s Windmill Trust) to Green’s Mill and Science Centre, Windmill Lane, Nottingham, NG2 4QB.
If you are a UK tax payer you can fill in a simple Gift Aid form which means that we can claim an extra 25% of your donation from the government, a valuable and satisfying addition to our income.
In return for your support we can send you our quarterly newsletter (please give us your email address) as well as invitations to join us in putting on various events and activities in the Science Centre and the community garden.
You can also donate on-line at https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/greenswindmilltrust