Mostert’s Mill after the Fire

Mostert’s Mill After the Fire – For a different, more in-depth view on the mill fire and the restoration process, read Andy Selfe’s blog. You can find it here: www.mostertsmillafterthefire.blogspot.com Read more blog posts

2021 Restoration Update 7

2021 Restoration Update 7 – We continue to wait for the Department of Public Works in Pretoria to sign off their approval to go ahead with repair of the masonry of Mostert’s Mill. But meanwhile we are progressing well with re-building the wooden internals, for which we have permission from Heritage Western Cape. The Cap […]

2021 Restoration Update 6

2021 Restoration Update 6 – Plenty of progress to report We are still waiting for the Department of Public Works in Pretoria to sign off their approval to go ahead with repair of the masonry of Mostert’s Mill. But we have made plenty of progress re-building the wooden internals, for which we have permission from […]

2021 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 restoration, have told us that we may proceed with construction of the wooden machinery internals of the Mill.  Where the masonry structure is concerned, reports of a structural engineer and […]

2021 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 died several years ago, and was donated to us for carving out the large windshaft (6,5 metres long, 0,4 x 0,4 metre square cross-section). Unfortunately after felling this tree it […]

2021 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 would be needed for presentation to big corporate or state entities in order to raise the substantial sums needed for a professional restoration of the mill. This has been difficult […]

2021 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 interested members of the public, is going very well.  We have collected nearly R300 000 locally and overseas, and a heritage trust has pledged a further R150 000 once they have approved […]

2021 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 the restoration, or have renewed their subscriptions. A few people have asked us some questions, which we would like to answer: Was Mostert’s Mill insured? Cecil Rhodes’ will directed that […]

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 led to some concern about a photo I had shown in the previous report of the lower end of the stone spindle, where it runs on the dome washer. This […]

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’; today we ground Sickles into Harps! But we did plenty more besides. Last time we were trying to raise the part of the Bedstone nearest Cape Town with various levers, […]