Mill sails revamp continues

The windmill in Burgh le Marsh.

The windmill in Burgh le Marsh.

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Work to renovate the ageing sails of Dobson’s Mill in Burgh le Marsh will reach a major landmark in the near future.

The millwright is set to remove the remaining parts of the sails in two stages, with work expected to begin either next Monday or the Monday afterwards.

General News.

General News.

But fans of the iconic mill need not worry - the plan is for the sails to be repaired and restored over the winter months and reinstalled sometime in February.

The new sails are expected to last for a number of decades once installed.

Work to remove the sails is expected to be carried out in two stages, with the sails themselves coming down first.

The millwright will then return to remove the cap.

Burgh le Marsh Windmill Heritage Group’s treasurer, Malcolm Ringsell, said the work is to be carried out in two stages to minimise disruption at the Windmill Restaurant, which will continue to operate as normal over the period.

He said: “We’ve a very good relationship with them. We don’t want to scupper their trade”.