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Ancient Jersey and Guernsey windmills repaired

Work on the new roof has begun. Photo: Catherine Best

Work to repair Jersey's windmill, in St Peter, has finished.

The building dates back to 1837 and is made from Jersey granite.

It was cleaned and re-pointed, and the sails were removed, repaired and re-painted.

An impression of the windmill. Credit: Catherine Best

Now, work is getting underway to replace the copper dome on Guernsey's historic windmill, in St Martin.

It was built in 1825, and the roof was last replaced in 1969, by Catherine Best's father.

The copper is now corroded, and staining the mill, so need to be maintained.

The new design is being built in Austria, and will be the same size as the original.

Construction is underway. Credit: Catherine Best

The new roof will arrive in Guernsey on 10 June, and should take ten days to install.

Both sites are owned by Catherine Best Jewellery designers and manufacturers.

We have worked with Guernsey planning department to bring this project to fruition and cannot wait for the Mill to be finished. We are proud to be the custodians of these beautiful monuments in the Channel Islands".

– Catherine Best