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Moulton Mill to feature on BBC1 5th Dec, 7.30pm

(November 27, 2013)


Press release – Moulton Windmill

Moulton Mill to feature on new BBC programme, Restoring England’s Heritage

For more details please contact Janet Prescott

0775 3829706 – [email protected]


Moulton Windmill, near Spalding is to feature on a new programme from the BBC , Restoring England’s Heritage.

The show is due to be screened on BBC at 7.30pm on Thursday 5th December 2013.

John Sergeant goes on a journey through Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to look at some of its endangered historic buildings and some which have been restored to their former glory. He travels from Whorlton Castle in North Yorkshire to Wentworth Castle near Barnsley. He discovers a campaign to save the country's only ice factory in Grimsby and visits the lovingly restored Moulton Mill near Spalding.


Moulton Windmill was listed in 1967 and is an important landmark in the fens. It featured on the English Heritage at risk register, and was removed from that register in 2005 after the first phase of restoration was completed.

Moulton Windmill Project has successfully restored the Mill to full wind power, a journey that has taken 14 years to complete.
The 100’ ten-storey tower mill is the tallest working windmill in the country and production of wholemeal flour began in April of this year.


Project Manager Janet Prescott states ‘ We had a great 2 days filming with the crew and with the lovely John Sergeant, who was very patient and charming. The programme showcases what can be achieved and highlights buildings in our region that need our help to save them for the future.

The journey for us wasn’t easy but the reward of actually getting this Mill back to full working order is priceless. This building has created a community and an asset for the village to be proud of.’




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