Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The sails are coming down from Burwell Mill

The sails are coming down from Burwell Mill


Please come along, bring your family and friends, and watch this historic event!

A mobile crane will carry out the lifting operation with its extending boom positioned high above the Mill. Removing the sails and their supporting stock – rather like de-threading an enormous needle – will take a couple of hours.

Hope to see you there on the day!

PS: The two existing sails need extensive repair before they can turn again, and project volunteers have the mammoth task of re-making and painting 192 adjustable shutters to fit into them. If you’d like to join our ‘shutter factory’ to help with this sail restoration work, please email Ann Wise, Volunteer Coordinator on  volunteers@burwellmuseum.org.uk

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