Fulwell Windmill 2015

Fulwell Mill, Sunderland, is the only working windmill in the UK featuring a stone reefing stage (a design-feature peculiar to mills in north-east England, equivalent to the gallery found on other mills). The mill, built in 1808, was restored to working order between 1996 and 2001 after over half-a-century out of use, and celebrated its bicentenary in 2008. In late 2011, however, the sails and cap suffered severe storm damage. (information from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulwell,_Sunderland)

Traditional Millwrights began work at Fulwell Windmill, removing the sails and cap, in May 2015.

 

On site at Fulwell Mill. Cap and Sails to be removed, April 2014

 

Temporary top ready for Fulwell Windmill, May 2015

 

Fulwell Sails and Cap removed, May 2015