High Salvington Windmill needs you!

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED!

The Mill is kept going purely by voluntary effort, so if you are interested in helping, then please contact one of the Directors listed on the Mill Trust page of this site.

The Open Day afternoon Rota only requires say, one or two attendances during the season between April and September and can be; helping on the Shop or refreshment counter, the gate or step control for people entering the Mill on Guided Tours. New Mill Guides are also welcome as are workers helping with Mill and site management.

Or just come along - we work at the mill on most Thursday evenings and during the first and third Sunday mornings of every month.

Newsletter

The latest High Salvington Windmill Newsletter "The Mill" is now available on this website.

To read the Newsletter, please click here
or choose 'Newsletter' from the menu.

You can also read the immediately previous issue here.

Carols Evening Update

The Friday 'Carols at the Mill' on the last Friday evening before Christmas was enjoyed by some 300 people around the firelight.

Your generosity with the collection for the St Barnabas Hospiceís raised a total of £352. Our sincere thanks.

Summer Fete

The Fete Committee are at work again, organising this year's day.

Last July we raised around £2,250, which is our major finance event to maintain the Mill.

Our thanks go to all who helped us stage this event.

Help Wanted

The Committee still require our helpers on the day to 'get set up' please.

See the 'Contacts' page here.

The Mill

The repaired sails and new stocks have been in use since 2004 for free running during our Open Days and for grinding wheat to flour. The sails have been again removed for repainting and some major repair over the 2014/5 summers and will require further inspection, with a view to possible replacement in the near future.

Working on the new stock

We obtained a 40ft (12m) laminated larch beam and shaped it into a new stock to hold a pair of sails.

Repairing the sails

The spring shuttered sails have been repaired, fitted to the stock ...

Lifting the sail into position

.. and lifted piece meal into position on the mill.

Sails in position again

The back stays and sail shutters were replaced, in situ, ready for grinding.

The Shop

Shop sales help Mill sails turn

The shop is a success within the Barn area.

West Blatchington Sails

The Sail Makers

During the summer of 2011 at High Salvington Windmill, a complete set of four new mock Sails were made for the Barn Smock Tower Mill of West Blatchington Windmill, Hove.

Work on the sails required 11 mortises through each of the 4 main wips, to house each sail bar assembly. Hemlaths joined each of the ends, with an uplong parallel to the wips. 5 back stays are added to the rear tip of the sail for support.

The Installation work

Removing the last two old sails. The new sails, (as shown in the horizontal position) were fitted earlier after preparation of the fixings, whilst in a vertical position.

A further 6 back stays are fitted at the rear of each sail, to the stocks when on the Mill.

All work was carried out by a combined team from High Salvington, West Blatchington and Jill Mills.