Holgate Windmill decked out in bunting to mark Tour de France

Holgate Windmill which now has bunting for the Grand Depart in York

Holgate Windmill which now has bunting for the Grand Depart in York

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THE sails on York's Holgate Windmill have been decorated with bunting to celebrate the arrival of the Tour De France next month.

The Holgate Windmill Preservation Society says the mill should look spectacular if there is enough wind to turn the sails during the mill's two open weekends next month.

The first takes place on July 5 and 6, when it will coincide with the race's Grand Depart from York on Sunday July 6, and the second will be staged on July 19 and 20.

Inside the mill, there is also a special exhibition called Cogs in honour of the cycle race, which illustrates the similarities between bicycles and windmills and is part of the city's Festival of Ideas.

The opening hours are 11am-4pm, with admission costing £3 for adults and £1 for children aged 5-18.

Meanwhile, the mill is being awarded a plaque by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Mills Section to recognise the high quality of the restoration work

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10:15am Thu 19 Jun 14

Fabius the Delayer says...

WOW were they left over from a garage sale. I mean is that it !! Seriously?
WOW were they left over from a garage sale. I mean is that it !! Seriously? Fabius the Delayer
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12:08pm Thu 19 Jun 14

nican4 says...

The mill is open this weekend too, 21-22 July.
http://www.holgatewi
ndmill.org/
The mill is open this weekend too, 21-22 July. http://www.holgatewi ndmill.org/ nican4
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5:35pm Thu 19 Jun 14

andrew flower says...

The sooner the sodding Tour is over and the PP brigade lose power the better
The sooner the sodding Tour is over and the PP brigade lose power the better andrew flower
  • Score: -3

2:08am Wed 25 Jun 14

aflaxensaxon says...

Fabius the Delayer wrote:
WOW were they left over from a garage sale. I mean is that it !! Seriously?
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. after all it is york..
[quote][p][bold]Fabius the Delayer[/bold] wrote: WOW were they left over from a garage sale. I mean is that it !! Seriously?[/p][/quote]ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. after all it is york.. aflaxensaxon
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