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8th March 2017 Argos Hill Windmill Trust are extremely grateful to the Friends of Argos Hill Windmill for their marvellous donation of £8,000. A huge amount of time and hard work has gone into raising this money through local fundraising initiatives. We are truly grateful for the wonderful support of the friends.
Presentation of the cheque from Jenny Beaupain to Geoff Daughtrey
24th February 2017 Argos Hill Windmill Open Days for 2017

We are delighted to announce the days in which the Mill will open to the public this year.

We will open from 2 pm - 5pm on the following days and will endeavour to provide tea and cake too!

  • Sunday 12th March
  • Monday 17th April (Bank Holiday Monday)
  • Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May (National Mills Weekend)
  • Friday 2nd June
  • Sunday 16th July
  • Wednesday 9th August
  • Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September (Heritage Open Weekend)
  • Wednesday 25th October
24th February 2017 The Friends of Argos Hill Windmill AGM and Dutch Supper Celebration.

We are holding our AGM at the Mayfield Scout Hall on Tuesday 11th April at 7.30 pm for an 8 pm start.

After the formal proceedings we will sit down to share a ‘Dutch Supper’ of light bites. We invite you to each bring a plate of food to share with the other guests.

Jane Driscoll (01435 872700)

22nd November 2016 The sweeps were turned by wind today - for the first time in over 80 years! There is a video here.

9th October 2016 We will be holding an open day at the mill on Sunday 23rd October from 14:00 - 17:00. Hope to see you there!

9th October 2016 A film of the restoration of Argos Hill Windmill will be shown on Sunday 6th November at 2pm in the Mayfield Memorial Hall. Free admission. Hope you can make it!

Restoration film poster

7th September 2016 Our virtual tour of the mill is now live - please click here to access the tour!

4th September 2016 Argos Hill Windmill Grand Opening Celebration

Sunday 4th September 2016 was a significant milestone in the history of Argos Hill Windmill when the restored mill, decorated with bunting, was revealed in all its glory to over 160 of our principal supporters.

The grand opening was held to celebrate the completion of phases one and two of the restoration project and to announce the commencement of phase three.

Ellie Crisell, a presenter from BBC South East Today, cut the ribbon and formally declared the mill “open for business”, alongside Nus Ghani MP and Huw Merriman MP. The Chairman of Wealden District Council, Chris Hardy, gave an award to the following volunteers for their outstanding contribution to the community:

  • Martin Bates
  • Alain Beaupain
  • Christopher Bottomley
  • John Bowerman
  • Geoffrey Daughtrey
  • Peter Eyres
  • Philip Hicks
  • Richard Howes
  • Peter Merry
  • John Moat
  • Brian Pike
  • Jim Pointer
  • David Stiff
  • Grand opening

    Grand opening

    Grand opening

    Grand opening

    30th August 2016 Another great working session at the mill today, painting the roundhouse walls.

    Group photo

    15th July 2016 The newly-restored mill basking in the sun today...

    Sweeps

    Sweeps

    Sweeps
    Sweeps
    14th July 2016 Last night's BBC South East report on Argos Hill windmill is available for replay here:

    13th July 2016 A truly momentous day as the new sweeps are installed...

    Sweeps

    Sweeps

    Sweeps
    12th July 2016 The shutters have been installed into the sweeps.

    Shutters
    28th June 2016 The new tailpole has been man-handled into position.

    Tailpole

    Tailpole

    Tailpole
    27th June 2016 The scaffolding has now been completely removed. We have re-instated all of the original windows and hatches that were lost in previous restorations...

    Scaffolding removed

    Scaffolding removed
    24th June 2016 After 11 long years hidden under scaffolding and protective sheeting, Argos Hill windmill is visible once again...

    Steps

    Steps
    18th June 2016 The new steps have been fitted to the mill...

    Steps
    18th June 2016 We are incredibly grateful to Gatwick Airport Community Trust for their £1,000 grant towards our new tailpole!

    3rd May 2016 The new steps being assembled...

    Steps
    3rd May 2016 Jim Pointer painting one of the new windows...

    Window
    23rd March 2016 Painting volunteers needed!

    We need help in painting the weatherboarding on the outside of the mill. The sanding and preparation has already been done and we need volunteers who don’t mind climbing ladders up to the scaffolding and planked walk ways, from which we will paint. The scaffolding is covered with strong sheeting so you would be protected from the weather. Please ring Jenny Beaupain on 01892 853161 if you are game to participate. We will meet every Tuesday.

    6th February 2016

    Fundraising event poster
    2nd February 2016

    A huge thanks to everyone who supported the fundraising quiz night on 30th January. We are delighted to announce that this event raised £1,077 towards the windmill restoration fund!

    4th January 2016

    Please support our fundraising quiz night on 30th January:

    Quiz poster

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