The Americans came again!


American cars are obviously harbingers of good weather because for for their third visit to Heage Windmill this year, they once again  brought warm and sunny weather.

A large number of assorted cars, vans, trucks and motor bikes arrived and gleamed in the bright sunshine, proudly displayed by their owners.

Longest car on site Cadillac Sedan de Ville 1963 – 19ft (5.8m)

The biggest was a  Cadillac ‘Sedan de Ville’ dating from 1963- it was 19 feet (5.8m!) long.

Attila Tilldog , organiser of the owners group, unusually called Coffee ‘n Cars,  said: ‘We really like coming to  Heage Windmill; it’s so pleasant and friendly and the view is to die for’.

Best Car of the Day: Mustang 390 gta

The best car of the day was judged to be a Mustang 390gta, owned by Darren Richards, who was presented with a mill Certificate by Attila.

There were many mill tours taking place and the day was supported by our ever popular bric a brac stall.

Rob Johnson (Metal Detectorist) with son Chris showing and explaining local finds
going way back to 43BC. The mill has a display case with a selection of finds in the Visitor Centre

There was  also a fascinating  display of artefacts found near the mill, the earliest of which had been dated as going back to 43BC.  All of these were found by metal detectorist Rob Johnson, whose display attracted a lot of attention.

American Vehicles a big hit

A glorious sunny day was lit up even more at Heage Windmill with the presence of many large American cars, hot rods and trucks.

Thanks to all those who brought their monster vehicles, namely members of the East Midlands Hot Rods.

On display were several Chevrolets, Fords and Plymouth models.

The event was well supported with craft stalls, mobile refreshments and, of course, the mills renowned ‘bric a brac’  stall.

A ‘significant’ amount was raised for mill funds.

Many people toured the mill, too; and the mill bill, which had been recovered after being stolen in the break in earlier in the week, attracted a lot of attention.