Royston Rotary Club help start restoration of windmill in Great Chishill
Members of Royston Rotary Club teamed up with their counterparts from Saffron Walden to help mark the start of the restoration effort of the Great Chishill Windmill.
The windmill, owned by Cambs County Council, is one of only five open trestle postmills surviving in the country, but it closed 10 years ago.
Now the Great Chishill Windmill Trust aims to return it to a stable, weather-proof condition safe for the public.
Whilst permission from district planners and Historic England must be gained for work on the Grade II listed building itself, the Trust members decided to start work on the site by uncovering the fantail track.
This is the circular track around which the tail assembly wheels travelled as the mill turned into wind around its central post.
You may also want to watch:
The team cut turves from the grass area that covered the track and found the stony path beneath.
Rotary’s David Telford said: “We were happy to help out on such a lovely day with a glorious view and passing interests.
- 1 'Panic-buying is crippling us' - petrol station owner urges motorists to think before they refuel
- 2 North Herts and Beds villages hit by power cut
- 3 17 of the prettiest streets in North Herts
- 4 Appeal to trace driver after cyclist sustains serious injuries in crash
- 5 Get on your bike for the A10 Awareness Ride comeback
- 6 Flexi parking ticket rolled out for hybrid commuters
- 7 Council leader calls for 'kind and courteous' queuing for fuel
- 8 Heath threatened with 'eyesore' borehole kiosks
- 9 University of Hertfordshire paedophile caught with more than 500 child abuse images
- 10 What's next for Thakeham development after Local Plan sites revealed?
“Hopefully the exposure of the tail track will add momentum to the restoration project.”