Our volunteers at Lacey Green Windmill have overseen the removal of the sails and one of the stocks. This is the first stage of exciting renovation plans and a significant project for our charity.
Lacey Green Windmill is the oldest surviving smock mill in England. In use until 1915, some of the timber machinery dates back to the 1600s. During the summer months, our volunteers open the Windmill to the public and have welcomed over 50,000 visitors. More than that, it is a landmark on the Chiltern Escarpment and much-loved by residents and walkers alike.
This is the first major works to the Windmill since the 70s and we will not know the full extent of the renovations needed until the sails are taken down. Our experts can now carry out a full inspection. The renovation is likely to be costly for a small charity like ours and so the support of the community will be very much appreciated.
Watch this space for how to get involved in coming months, or you can donate to the project now using the link below.