Mostert’s Mill

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Restoration Update 16

2024 Restoration Update 16 Spoiler Alert!!  Mostert’s Mill has been completely restored and is operating fully and smoothly!  So this will be your last Update. 

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Restoration Update 15

2024 Restoration Update 15 In the last update, Kimon Mamacos had installed the beams for the floors.  His next job was to machine the 50mm

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Restoration Update 14

2023 Restoration Update 14 At our last Update #13 we described how the sails were being fitted to the Mill, and once this was completed

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Restoration Update 13

2023 Restoration Update 13 Windshaft In the last update (#12) we told you that the windshaft is complete and ready to be inserted through the

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Restoration Update 12

2023 Restoration Update 12 Masonry and Thatching The thatched cap has been completed, and after work stopped for a while during the festive season, the

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Restoration Update 11

2022 Restoration Update 11 Masonry and Thatching The masonry repairs are complete, apart from one or two square metres of internal plastering that can be

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Restoration Update 10

2022 Restoration Update 10 Masonry We have good progress to tell you about this month. The plaster repairs to the masonry structure have been completed,

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Restoration Update 9

2022 Restoration Update 9 On 9 March 2022 we received the welcome news from the Department of Public Works in Pretoria that we could go

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Restoration Update 8

2022 Restoration Update 8 There is still no news from the Department of Public Works in Pretoria, and the workshops fabricating our new wooden machinery

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Restoration Update 7

2022 Restoration Update 7 – We continue to wait for the Department of Public Works in Pretoria to sign off their approval to go ahead

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Restoration Update 6

2022 Restoration Update 6 – Plenty of progress to report We are still waiting for the Department of Public Works in Pretoria to sign off

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Restoration Update 5

2021 Restoration Update 5 – Good progress to report Heritage Western Cape (HWC), whose permission is required for us to carry out the Mostert’s Mill

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Restoration Update 4

2021 Restoration Update 4 – What has happened in the past month? Last month we told you about a Eucalyptus tree in Stellenbosch that had

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Restoration Update 3

2021 Restoration Update 3 – What has happened in the past month? We mentioned in the last update that detailed plans, budgets and time frames

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Restoration Update 2

2021 Restoration Update 2 – What’s happening at present? Initial fundraising from supportive members and past members of the Friends of Mostert’s Mill, and from

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Restoration Update 1

2021 Restoration Update 1 – Thank you to all who have shown an interest in Mostert’s Mill, and especially to those who have donated towards

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Mill repairs 2015 day 7

Mill Repairs 2015 – Day 7 – 29th August 2015. Mostert’s Mill Ready for Action again!     Some correspondence from past Chairman Brad Wallace-Bradley

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Mill repairs 2015 day 6

Mill Repairs 2015 – Day 6 – 1st August 2015. Mostert’s Mill. Sickles into Harps.   We all know the Biblical expression ‘Swords into Ploughshares’;

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Mill repairs 2015 day 3

Mill Repairs 2015 – Day 3 – 11th April 2015. Mostert’s Mill again, assembled!   After leaving Mostert’s Mill last visit, I realised that it

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Mill repairs 2015 day 2

Mill Repairs 2015 – Day 2 – Mostert’s Mill Vertical Shaft and Brake Wheel Since the last gathering at Mostert’s Mill on 14th February (See

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