Work planned for this year is shown below. Each year there is basic maintenance
to be done. This includes inspection, cleaning and painting which takes place on
a 5 year cycle:
Cap and Fantail
1st pair of sails (sails lowered for painting on the ground)
2nd pair of sails
Now that the outside is completed, restoration will concentrate on the inside, with
the aim of grinding corn again. All the machinery is available, but all the woodwork
needs to be replaced, and the metalwork needs major refurbishment.
Reset last two main beams on the Stones floor
Dismantle Boulter and remove for refurbishment
Strip, re-point and whitewash Stones floor.
Fit shaft cladding to upright shaft.
Re-cog lay shaft and restore sack hoist to working order.