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A Sail Fitting, Billingford Windmill, Billingford, Norfolk - 20th August 2020

A pile of new sails had been noticed stacked up outside Billingford Windmill whilst on a trip up to the Horseshoes pub with The Boy Phil, and so Nosher and the boys headed over to have a look the next morning only to find that the new sails were in the process of being actually fitted. It's a delicate operation, and while we wait, one of the dudes comes over to explain that the person who designed the arms and sails had actually died four years before, and so they were a bit nervous as to whether they would fit, or more importantly what they would be able to do about it if they didn't. As it was a work morning, and the boys were getting fidgetty, we couldn't wait around all day to see what happened, but we did get to see the first of the sail arms fitted by a crane

next album: More Bike Rides, and Marc's Birthday, Brome, Suffolk - 21st August 2020
previous album: Jules Visits, and a Trip to Tyrrel's Wood, Pulham Market, Norfolk - 16th August 2020

2020 Harry's got some cool black slime all over his hand, like a glove

Harry's got some cool black slime all over his hand, like a glove

2020 The boys in the woods on Billingford Common

The boys in the woods on Billingford Common

2020 The boys find a tree with a nice low bouncy branch

The boys find a tree with a nice low bouncy branch

2020 The tree canopy looks like Ausralian eucalyptus

The tree canopy looks like Ausralian eucalyptus

2020 Billingford mill, without sails

Billingford mill, without sails

2020 The sails, laid out in front of the mill

The sails, laid out in front of the mill

2020 Harry sneaks in for a closer look

Harry sneaks in for a closer look

2020 The guys work on preparing the first arm

The guys work on preparing the first arm

2020 The old Billingford Post Office

The old Billingford Post Office

2020 The old Billingford - Thelveton road, now cut off by the A143

The old Billingford - Thelveton road, now cut off by the A143

2020 The boys roam around on the old road

The boys roam around on the old road

2020 Harry and Fred wait for stuff to happen

Harry and Fred wait for stuff to happen

2020 The crane picks up the arm

The crane picks up the arm

2020 The cap and fantail wait

The cap and fantail wait

2020 The scene on Billingford Common

The scene on Billingford Common

2020 The two-ton arm is lifted

The two-ton arm is lifted

2020 The sail arm is in the air

The sail arm is in the air

2020 The crane is operated by remote control

The crane is operated by remote control

2020 The arm is fitted to the post

The arm is fitted to the post

2020 The view from the back of the crane

The view from the back of the crane

2020 The arm is almost in place

The arm is almost in place

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Harry's got some cool black slime all over his hand, like a glove

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