Maintenance Matters

Maintenance Matters - POSTPONED

Please note the course date has been postponed due to the current unpredictable Health & Safety situation. A new date will be announced shortly.

Excellent - covering the content of the course to a detailed and enthusiastic level

24/04/2020 - 24/04/2020
Course Type: 
Courses & Study Day


Introductory, Intermediate, CPD
The Windmill
The Mill Field,
RM14 2QL, Upminster
United Kingdom

Please note the course date has been postponed due to the current unpredictable Health & Safety situation. A new date will be announced shortly.


£130 pp (including lunch)
£110 pp (including lunch) if booked by 28th February


Event details

Keeping a mill in good order will, in the long run, save money on repairs. Our popular one-day course offers the chance to spend a valuable day in the company of some of the UK's leading mill experts, gaining insight into how to maintain a mill using the correct methods and materials. All the speakers have many years' experience of recording, repairing or operating a mill, including milling flour. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss issues relating to their own mill, with speakers offering tailored advice.

The course will be held at Upminster Windmill, on the eastern edge of London, which has been undergoing an extensive programme of repairs. 

The course topics include: 
- Maintaining a mill in line with the Mill Section's philosophy of repair
- Recording work before and after a repair
- How to plan a project and where grants can be obtained
- Problems and solutions from an owner's perspective
- Maintenance techniques for working and non-working mills

Prices (including lunch and refreshments):   
   - £130
   - £110 if booked by 28 February

When: Thursday 24 April 
           9.45am to 4.45pm

   Upminster Windmill, The Mill Field, St. Marys Lane, Upminster RM14 2QL
   The venue is within walking distance of two underground/train stations.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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