Bembridge Windmill sails appeal
Standing high above rolling fields is the last remaining windmill on the Isle of Wight. Whilst others have crumbled away, Bembridge Windmill has remained a traditional sight in the landscape. It was even painted by JMW Turner. However, time and weather mean that parts of the sails, known as sweeps, need to be replaced. This is to protect our visitors and to ensure they are not put at risk, as well as to restore the windmill.
" Bembridge Windmill holds a special place in my heart as it’s what brought me to the Isle of Wight nine years ago. It’s also the most important building that we care for on the Island, as it’s Grade I listed and the only windmill remaining here. It’s vital that we replace the sweeps to bring the windmill back to its majestic glory."
" Bembridge Windmill is an authentic example of a bygone era, and as the only surviving Windmill on the Isle of Wight, it needs its sails to continue sharing its history. A Windmill without sails isn’t a Windmill!"
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Why give to the National Trust
As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the historic buildings in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful homes and stunning gardens. They also ensure that future generations have places where they can be inspired by stories of the past, enjoy peace and time to reflect, and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work on our buildings at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.