|Lifting the main wheel shaft|
Peter continues to cobble the yard, now working on the last little corner in the heat of the day! It has been exhausting and back-breaking work.
We have also had to put a board under the slates on a further section of the roof to protect the flour sieve from stuff (bat droppings, dust, dead spiders) falling in the flour. A couple of us finished fitting, varnishing and silicon sealing the boards.
Work on conserving the parts of the second wheel continues while we await the formation of a proper fully authorised Project to begin to reconstruct it.
The renowned mill expert Martin Watts has carried out a second survey (the first was in 2010) and presented his conclusions in a report which will form the basis of the Mill Conservation Management Plan as it sets out our conservation philosophy (eg approach to mill-wrighting techniques) as well as commenting on the proposed programme of work.