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Carol Concert at the Mill

What a great way to finish our Bicentenary Year. On Saturday, 16th December, the Wandle Concert Band entertained to crowd with Christmas Carols. Food and drink were much appreciated, and Santa came with presents for children.

This was the final event for a busy year. Our free opening proved a great success, with over 16,000 visitors, and the Trustees have decided to continue for the foreseeable future.

Restoration of the windmill sails

This is what the mill looked like for most of the summer of 2016. But the scaffolding has gone and the restored sails went back up on Wednesday, 9th November, 2016.

A sail fell unexpectedly on August 2nd, 2015, ending up impaled in the roof of the millhouse. The remaining sails were removed for safety and were stored pending raising the funds needed for restoration.

Inspections of the mill by millwrights before the incident had given no cause for concern. However it was discovered that the stock holding the sails had rotted inside the canister, where inspection was difficult.

Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and some generous donations from local businesses and a contribution from the Commons Conservators, the restoration of the sails is complete, as well as sundry repairs to the tower, roof and balustrade.