Sails at the Millwrights

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Following the removal of the sails in August 2016, they were delivered to our millwrights at Mapledurham (near Reading) to be totally renovated - the first renovation since the original restoration in the 1970s.

There were four sets of sails in their yard and all of them in much worse condition than ours including a sail from Wimbledon Windmill which broke the previous year.

The two common sails were inside the renovation shed and looked superb. They had a few small pockets of rot cut out and filled and one or two other timbers replaced.  After 3 top coats of high quality paint they almost looked like new.  The patent sails were about to be brought indoors to have the same treatment as well as having many new shutters.