Saturday, 8 January 2022

Old Buckenham Mill progress

They have walked around the world

Over the last year, a group of local fundraisers has been walking and running in order to raise money for the restoration of Old Buckenham Windmill - an event called 'Miles for the Mill'. The final total is in, and collectively the fundraisers covered 25,300 miles! The earth’s circumference is 24,900 miles, so they steamed past Old Buckenham and the target by an extra 400 miles. So far, £2,252.89 has been collected through Miles for the Mill fundraising and they are still collecting. If you would like to show your support for the mill restoration, you can donate via the new JustGiving site:

Thank you to each and every one of the fundraisers who took part in this event. In addition to getting out and about during another turbulent year of Covid, every mile walked or run has helped raise funds for the ongoing restoration of our village mill.
It was wonderful to see the first phase of works completed on the mill last year, with grant support from Historic England and the Association for Industrial Archaeology. During that work, essential maintenance to the tower brickwork was completed in addition to woodwork repairs throughout the tower and some of the cap. Planning work for phase two is already underway which will include further work on the cap, including the reinstatement of the fantail which will see the cap moving again to always face into the wind. Phase three should one day see stocks and sails turning in the wind.

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