There has been a lot of behind the scenes action by Heage Windmill Society since the discovery, just over a month ago, of wet rot in the fan and the main supports for the cap and sails at Heage windmill. The extent of the damage has been largely determined and a course of action needed for the repair has been established.
Sources of major funding such as the Heritage Lottery Fund and Heritage England have been contacted and various web and postal based routes for donations have been established – so far raising £15,000.
But the Society faces a bill of more than £90,000 to complete the work and need your help.
To find out more about the situation and to make a donation to what is a very worthy cause, please visit the Heage Windmill Society website here.
For the full story and update on progress with the repairs click here.
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