"Wind In Your Sails" The Warwick Windmill



The windmill was probably built before the beginning of the 20th century around 1900. It has been almost impossible to find any information on this mill at all. The wheel is 14ft in diameter and the wind acts on the back of the wheel instead of the front.

The governing system is quite different to conventional mills in that the tail lies horizontally at a fix angle to the wheel in the working position. When the wind blows strongly, the tail stands up vertically and swings the wheel away from the direction of the wind.

The mill and tower has been completely restored by Pioneer Village member, Arnold Van Brunshot, with the help of Robert Wilson(dec'd) and other members of the village and is an absolute credit to Arnold and Robert, considering parts were missing and very little of the original wood work existed.