One cap over the windmill

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    Authors & editors

    Hutchison, Kenneth [Author]

    Publisher Whittles Publishing
    Year of publication 1999

    English (main text)

    Medium Book

    Wind & watermills by Region > Scotland

    Scope & contentThe saying "to throw one's cap over the windmill" means to act recklessly and impulsively which reflects the author's impetuous pursuit of the property which he secured and restored against the odds.

    The story of the restoration of a derelict windmill and discovering the fascinating history, dating back to the 1750's, of the 'Old Windmill' at Edgehead near Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland.

    A biographical story that charts the realisation of a young boy's dream, the numerous obstacles and problems, and the successful culmination of many hopes and plans. This story of the restoration of the Old Windmill (formerly Chesterhill Windmill) begins in 1973 and continues with the author's restoration from when he bought the mill in 1993.
    KeywordsMidlothian, Millwrighting, Archaeology & history, restoration

    Copies held

    Accession no. 229936

    • Shelf location: C108-HUT
    • Donor: Michael Dufau
    • Notes: The 'Old Windmill' (formerly Chesterhill Mill, Ford) was originally restored in 1961 by Elizabeth Adair and is chronicled in the book 'I bought a windmill'.