BBC Countryfile visiting Heckington Windmill

New sails arrive at Heckington Windmill. EMN-141006-143740001
New sails arrive at Heckington Windmill. EMN-141006-143740001

BBC’s Countryfile programme is making a return to the area and will be filming an important moment in Heckington Windmill’s history on Thursday and Friday this week

The millwright will be on site from early morning tomorrow (Thursday) to remove the old sails from the windmill in preparation for the new sails to be fitted.

The new sails and shutters arrived on site in May and volunteers are hopeful that they will be fitted sometime in the summer after the cap and fantail have been painted.

Subject to progress, Countryfile are planning to film the first sails being removed and then hope to return on Friday for the lowering of the final sail.