Tag Archives: Restoration Update

The end of “Fort Knox”

Another major milestone in our progress to improve and develop the facilities at Thelnetham. The original “Fort Knox” housed the Ruston Hornsby engine in the right hand side and the well in the left hand side, which was also used … Continue reading

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New engine shed

In addition to the regular ongoing general maintenance and improvements to the mill and facilities, the main project has been to build the engine house for the Ruston Hornsby engine. This is almost complete except for a few minor jobs … Continue reading

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Engine house

The brickwork and windows of the new engine house are now complete. John

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Dressing the mill stones

Both sets of milling stones were dressed in June 2016 using a combination of traditional and modern tools. The millwright is dressing the furrows and defining the stitching using the mill bill

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Hurst frame

In 1892 a Hurst frame was installed to enable flour to be milled when there was insufficient wind strength. The Hurst frame would have been driven by a portable steam engine by way of the pulleys on the outside of … Continue reading

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“Fort Knox” new engine shed

The right hand side of “Fort Knox” has been dismantled and the engine has been covered over, until the new engine shed has been built around it. We hope to complete the new shed by August 2016 utilising our volunteers. … Continue reading

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Temporary repair to sail clamp

Rot has been discovered in one of the sail clamps. A temporary repair has been carried out so that the mill can be operated until a new clamp can be made and fitted

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Mill painting completed Aug 2015

The mill looking pristine on completion of painting at Aug 2015

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Soak away

Installing the soak away for the brick shed. Another job completed and taken off the list !!

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Fantail looking good

The newly painted fantail in all its glory as it was for the celebration of one of Queen Victoria’s jubilees

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