In the summer of 2020, the windmill remained closed to the public throughout the season due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But the maintenance team took advantage of the shutdown, the good weather, and a government grant to spruce up our grand old lady.
It was complicated: scaffolding had to be erected, the buck repaired and painted, and every surface of the common and spring shutter sails repainted in brilliant white, along with the ironwork. Each time our painter, Colin, finished a sail, the scaffolders had to return to remove sections, to allow the sails to turn, ready for the next one to be attended to.
In 2021 the team installed a village pump, donated by the estate of a local resident. It is fully functional and the source of much fun for our younger visitors (and the not so young).
Below is a gallery of pictures taken during the reparation work of 2020.