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Stafford people can buy a piece of Broad Eye Windmill and help preserve it for the future

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 05, 2014

By Sarah Marshall

Stafford people can buy a piece of Broad Eye Windmill and help preserve it for the future

Stafford people can buy a piece of Broad Eye Windmill and help preserve it for the future

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RESIDENTS could own a piece of a historic Stafford landmark and help raise cash to preserve it for the future.

Pieces of oak from an original floor within the 200-year-old Broad Eye windmill are up for sale with a special certificate to state where it has come from.

The project is the brainchild of Great Haywood renovations expert Richard Weals, who has been doing some of the renovation work at the windmill for the last year.

He is making the pieces of oak, which measure one square inch, available for £9.95 and has set up a website for people to buy them.

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Work to restore the windmill has been ongoing for some years. The Friends of Broad Eye Windmill regularly host events and Stafford Radio is also based there.

Mr Weals, 39, said: “I want to give people a chance to obtain their own piece of history. “Broad Eye Windmill is a well known landmark in Stafford and Stafford Radio do a lot of work together with many volunteers to maintain, renovate and raise funds for the windmill.

“I am hoping the local community will rally round and buy these unique certificates containing genuine windmill timber. They really will be owning a little piece of Stafford history if they do.”

People can buy the pieces of windmill from www.richardweals.co.uk/windmill or contact Mr Weals on 07979 692920.

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