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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 15th June, 2011)

Good as new

Good as new
Restoration work complete on the windmill.

Photo: David Barker  (Nikon D3000 Sigma 70-300 lens 1/200s f/10)
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Comment by: Mick on 15th June 2011 at 07:01


Comment by: Janice on 15th June 2011 at 07:31

Nice clear photo David. Doesn't this look great now it has it's sails back?

Comment by: Cyril on 15th June 2011 at 08:13

A lovely historical building preserved for future generations, well done to all concerned. Pity Wigan council didn't see restoration as an option with all the historical buildings they have demolished in the past.

Comment by: Helen on 15th June 2011 at 08:40

Yes, thats a good job well done. It looks lovely.

Perhaps Wigan Council have see the light & are moving into the 21st century where restoration & keeping your heritage is concerned...I hope so !

Comment by: David on 15th June 2011 at 09:28

Great photographic record of a magnificent building.

Comment by: Standisher on 15th June 2011 at 11:34

Good restoration job. Looks a million times better. Is it me though or are the sails a little shorter than the originals ?. Still looks good though. Keep up the good work. They may make a start on Haigh Hall next :)

Comment by: Harry C. on 15th June 2011 at 11:44

Nice one David, looks good now that it's finished.

Comment by: joan b on 15th June 2011 at 13:17

Great pic bruv x

Comment by: Fred Mason on 15th June 2011 at 18:27

Well said, Helen,

We need to encourage the council to keep up the good work.

Save Wigan campaign is doing a great job in this regard. To join simply go to


I did.

Comment by: David Barker on 15th June 2011 at 18:37

Thanks All ,I have put some more detailed photos of the restoration work on the Wiganworld message boards under general.

Comment by: Alan on 15th June 2011 at 19:30

I guess it's a non-functional windmill as the sails are vented and could not catch the wind. Just for show, I suppose.

Comment by: Nev Buchanan on 15th June 2011 at 21:41

It looks a lot better, but it lacks the fantail and gantry shown on earler photographs.

Comment by: Ken R on 16th June 2011 at 00:29

Good one David. Are there any bits and pieces inside, or is it just a shell?

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