Since Sliced Bread

A visual arts project celebrating and exploring the culture and history of our windmills.


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Heckington Heights

Heckington Mill

Heckington 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…