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Tallest windmill needs more cash
Janet Prescott
The windmill needs another 270,000 to add its sails
The tallest windmill in the UK has opened to the public after seven years of repairs.

Moulton Mill near Spalding in Lincolnshire, which stands 100 feet high, has been restored with the help of volunteers.

Originally built in 1822, the windmill's sails blew off in a freak gale in 1894.

Janet Prescott, Moulton Mill project manager, said it still needs more repairs to reach full working order.

1m repairs

"More than 900,000 has been spent on this building and we need another 270,000 to get the sails on.

"It is a community-led project and we have managed to secure this windmill for the next 200 years - not just for the community but for all of Lincolnshire as well," she said.

The 10-storey brick tower mill gained listed status in 1967.

John Biggadike took on the mill after his father's death in 1964 and worked in the mill all his life, closing the doors in 1995.

The Moulton Windmill Project is made up of villagers who are custodians of the windmill.




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