Monday 21st November 2011
The crane and cherry picker arrived at 7.30am and the first of the crowds started to gather outside the Mill to watch the big day. The morning was dull with fog shrouding most of the village but visibility around the Mill was good enough to proceed with the lift.
The first stock was lifted into position around 8am with it taking 2 1/2 hrs to complete the first 2 sails.
The second stock was much quicker with the whole job complete by 1.30pm.
Throughout the day we were live on Radio Lincolnshire, Tulip Radio and we had Amanda from Look North filming most of the afternoon.
The star of the show was the Millwright , Neil Medcalfe, who made the whole process look so easy.
Millwright - Neil Medcalfe making final adjustments to a sail.
First stock is lifted into position Just like threading a needle!
Second sail being lifted Fixed into place
Janet Prescott(Project Manager), John Biggadike ( last miller), Neil Medcalfe ( millwright)
Then there were 3 If you wait long enough you get 4
Over 250 people watched the sails being hoisted into position, school children from John Harrox school came to visit the site throughout the day to see history being made!
Quality check on the shutter - dont think this one will get through, could be rejected.
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