Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Brixton Windmill Re-opens

A couple of thousand people took part in the opening event for Brixton Windmill last week (Monday 2 May), with a May Day parade making its way up Brixton Hill to Blenheim Gardens.

The Ashby Mill was built in 1816 and remained a working mill until 1935. It has been restored as a result of the efforts of the Friends of Windmill Gardens and others.

Music was provided by the No Frills Band (they play a folk session on the last Friday of the month at the Grosvenor in Stockwell - I used to sometimes play in a session with some of them at the Duke of Edinburgh in Brixton way back in the 1990s):

... and the Endurance Steel Orchestra:

The Windmill will next be open to visit on Saturday and Sunday 14th & 15th May from 2 pm to 4 pm.

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