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The fitting of the Stocks and Sweeps

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Brian Holdstock reported on 21st October 2005, on behalf of the Windmill Hill Windmill Trust, that the millwrights were planning hang the Sweeps soon.


The first Stock in place : photograph - Robin Jones

 

The plan was to bring the Sweeps to site and then to wait for a "window in the weather" to hang them.

Work began on Thursday 24th November.

The first Stock was fitted that day, however problems arose with the fitting of the second Stock.

It would appear that the Stock design did not take account of the taper within the Canister and, as a result, the second Stock was not fitted until the following Monday.

The first of the Sweeps was fitted on November 29th.
The first Sweep in place : photograph - Robin Jones

The first Sweep in place : photograph - Robin Jones

By 2nd December all four Sweeps were in place.
All four Sweeps in place : photograph - Robin Jones

All four Sweeps in place : photograph - Robin Jones

Further details and photographs are on the Windmill Hill Windmill web site.
See thumbnails below.
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