Peter, Mill Manager at Moulton Mill gives me a lesson on the how the sails start and stop.
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Why Jim loves Heckington Mill
Miller and Mill Manager Jim Bailey tells me why he loves Heckington Windmill and what he thinks Since Sliced Bread brings to the Mill.
Heckington Mill‘s manager Jim Bailey took me to the top (called the cap) of the Mill last week where I discovered that a mill needs lots of TLC and the mechanics haven’t really changed for hundreds of years. What struck me as amazing was that wind alone can drive the movement of those heavy cogs! I guess that is why I’m an artist and not an engineer! The other thing that blows my mind ( I can’t help a pun!) is that the cap itself is not fixed onto the tower, it is free to move with the wind.
Enjoy this short video…