The cap to Burwell windmill has just been lifted off as part of a £420,000 Heritage Lottery Funded project. the cap is to be repaired to allow it to turn again and it is hoped the project will be completed by the Spring of 2014. the conservation and restoration project is been overseen by The Whitworth Co-Partnership LLP partner Philip Orchard.

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See the video of the cap being lifted off on YouTube

This particular story has caught the attention of the local press with a number of stories covering the cap’s removal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-21771811

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/Windmills-six-tonne-cap-removed-for-restoration-14032013.htm

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/gallery_delicate_operation_as_cap_is_removed_from_burwell_mill_1_1978246