Brixton Windmill festival
A small festival for Brixton's last surviving windmill
(Sunday 11th July 2010, photos by urban75)
On a glorious summer afternoon, we walked up to the Brixton Windmill, to check out the Brixton Windmill festival, 2010.
Located off Blenheim Gardens SW2, the windmill is a partially restored (but not working) structure dating from 1817.
This time we were allowed into the first two floors of the structure for an entertaining talk.
Read about the background to the windmill here: Brixton Windmill - a short history, see photos from a previous event here: Brixton Windmill Festival 2007 or check out images from the 2011 reopening.
There was a small stage (with an impressively beefy PA system) and stalls all around the small park.
Looking up at the windmill. Although the sails may move again in the future, it's unlikely they'll ever be hooked up to the millstone mechanism to create flour.
Looking up the windmill from the ground floor.
Mechanism on the first floor.
Here's our entertaining guide, pointing at things in an enthusiastic manner.
Millstone on the second floor, unusually offset.
Looking up at the gubbins.
Loads of cobwebs.
The ground floor.
Storytelling folks with curious hats.
The compere in his finest Dandy clobber.
Stalls in the park.
Goodies from the Post Office bakery.
More flamenco! Perhaps they knew that Spain was about to win the World Cup later that evening?
The extremely strange three characters who made up the 'human fruit machine'.
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