Brixton Windmill reopening procession and celebration
Brixton celebrates its old windmill
(Photos ©urban75, 2nd May 2011)
Following a £581,000 restoration programme that began in October 2010, Brixton windmill reopened on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May, 2011.
The restoration was funded by a Heritage Lottery grant with additional funds from Lambeth Council and the Friends of Windmill Gardens, and to celebrate its reopening, a carnival procession made its way up the hill.
The march assembled at Windrush Square, and then slowly made its way up Brixton Hill, following a large wooden model of the windmill on top of a Lambeth council van.
Leaving Windrush Square.
Simon the stiltman struts away at the front.
Our chums Barking Bateria - the fab samba band who played the Offline club on Thursday - were at the front of the march.
The wooden windmill makes its way up the hill.
Regency garb worn by the folks pushing up the bread wagon.
Following the Windmill up Brixton Hill.
Snapping the action.
Mayor of Lambeth Tina Valcarcel on the march.
Approaching Blenheim Gardens, with the old Scala cinema on the right
There was a huge turn out.
Marching into Windmill Park.
The restored Windmill in all its glory.
A fabulous windmill fancy dress outfit.
No Frills band onstage.
Kids' fancy dress competition.
Endurance Steel Orchestra.
The wooden windmill heads off site.
The famous Windmill pub dog.
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