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26/11/15<br />
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The sails are removed from Britain's only working six-sailed stone windmill. <br />
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Restoration work will continue over winter after wet rot was discovered in the beams supporting the sails at Heage Windmill, near Belper in Derbyshire.  <br />
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As well as replacing the supporting beams that stretch as far as the mill's fantail, the sails will also be restored and painted.<br />
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To date £22,000 has been raised towards an expected cost of £80,000. <br />
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The windmill first ran in 1797 and continued to mill commercially until it was struck by lightning in 1919.<br />
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It is expected to re-open by Easter 2016.<br />
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