Repairs begin, thanks to Volunteer Help

Following a successful fundraising campaign, work has begun on replacing structural timbers and on other refurbishments at Heage Windmill.

The work, which began on Monday, July 24th, requires the removal of all six sails and the cap. It’s scheduled to take around 11 weeks, with Beighton Construction of Chesterfield as principal contractor.

Repairs are going ahead thanks to the very generous donations made by individuals, companies and organisations both locally and nationally.

Significant grants and donations have been received from Derbyshire County Council, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Pilgrim Trust, Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd, the Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust, Ripley Town Council and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).

Several local companies continue to offer their services for free or at cost. In order to reduce costs further, some of the work will be carried out by our dedicated team of volunteers at the windmill.