Heckington Mill – Evening Talk‏ – Wed 13th May

Heckington Windmill

If you are interested in mills and milling then why not come along to what promises to be a fascinating illustrated evening talk about Heckington Mill?             

The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA) is hosting the talk which will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 13th May at St Hugh’s Hall in Lincoln. The talk will be presented by Jim Bailey the Mill Manager at Heckington.

Heckington Windmill black.white

The mill was originally built in 1830 by Edward Ingledew of Gainsborough for Michael Hare as a five-sailed mill.  Following a severe thunderstorm which blew off the cap and sails, it was repaired in 1892. The repairs were carried out by John Pocklington using a cap and eight sails from a windmill in Boston.  The bricks from the Boston mill were recycled and used to build the mill house that stands at the front of the site.
Heckington Mill ceased work in 1946 and deteriorated until it was purchased by Kesteven County Council in 1953 and made safe. The mill underwent restoration in 1986 and further major restoration work took place in later years. The sails were replaced in 2012 and this 8-sailed windmill is now in full working order and an excellent example of 19th Century windmill technology.

The Mill is currently operated and run on a voluntary basis by Heckington Windmill Trust who own part of the site.

Everyone is welcome to attend the talk at St Hugh’s Hall, Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5AQ. Admission is FREE for Society members and £3.00 for non-members. We look forward to welcoming you!