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Wheatley Windmill Sail Repair

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Martin Gibson

Wheatley Windmill Is one of the oldest working windmills in the country, built in 1764 and restored to working order between 1976 and 2010.

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Wheatley Windmill Preservation Society

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I am a committee member for the Wheatley Windmill Preservation Society, and my main tasks are maintenance, organising sailcloth fitting on open days, and milling flour.

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Wheatley Windmill Sail Repair

Wheatley Windmill Is one of the oldest working windmills in the country, built in 1764 and restored to working order between 1976 and 2010.  Unfortunately, whilst milling some flour in July 2016, one of the stocks (the crossed beams that hold the sails) broke, and one sail crashed to the ground.  Luckily, no-one was hurt.
The Preservation Society now needs to raise the money to replace the stocks and the broken sail.  Some of this may be raised by grants, and we are actively pursuing these, but much must be raised by your donations.
The picture shows one unbroken sail, being moved to a storage location.  The other two are still on the mill.

HOORAY!  26 April 2017  Thanks to the generosity of the local community and various grant-giving bodies, the sails are now BACK UP! There are now just a few more important operations to carry out such as re-balancing and final painting. Your continued support is therefore essential to enable us to finish the job and re-open as planned on 13th May. 


Event date

06-January-2017 00:00  - 
31-December-2019 00:00

Event type

Windmill Sail Repair

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Donation by Anonymous
on 15-05-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Brendan Walsh
on 29-04-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-04-2017
£0.00 gift aid
We send our best wishes for replacement of the broken sail and look forward to visiting again this year.
Donation by Keith and Theresa Frayn, Headington
on 18-04-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-04-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Allan and Mary
on 08-04-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Ian and Erica Shaylor
on 03-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Hoping it will be four sails to the wind very soon!
Donation by David and Karen Benny
on 29-03-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-03-2017
£5.00 gift aid
The restored windmill is one of the historic sites most admired in the area.
Donation by Christine
on 21-03-2017

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,904.00
Offline Donations: £4,379.50
Total Raised: £6,283.50
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £6,717.00

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