Vital windmill work

The sails at Lytham windmill are being removed and repaired.

The sails at Lytham windmill are being removed and repaired.

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AN iconic windmill modelled a very different look in the summer sunshine – with missing sails.

Lytham Windmill was already without one sail after it was damaged in high winds last year.

And now the remaining three have been removed to allow vital work to take place to repair the windshaft support.

The vital repairs – which took all a whole day to complete – had to take place before the new sails could be attached.

As well as replacing the broken sail, Fylde Council has also had a second new sail made after another was found to be weakened.

All the work on the windmill, on Lytham Green, will be complete in time for this summer’s Open Golf Championships and the Lytham Proms festival.

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