Full sails will spin on Burwell Mill for the first in more than 40 years.
The lifting was done byÂ http://www.welchscranehire.co.uk
Passersâ€“by gawped as a 65â€“tonne crane was used to lift the four sails in place onto the top of the 19th century mill.
Scores of people turned out for the historic event in Mill Close yesterday, which is the culmination of a Â£420,000 Fresh Wind in Our Sails project.
Luke Bonwick, millwright consultant, said: â€œIt went really well. The millwrights have got all four sails in positioned as planned.
â€œYou have to thread the sails through the stocks high above the mill which is like threading something through the eye of a needle.â€
The Grade II listed mill last carried four sails in 1973 and since then has only carried two, meaning only 60 per cent of the millâ€™s potential power could be accessed.
The sails, which span 19.5 metres amd weigh around 7 tonnes in total, have been rebuilt in Lincolnshire using Siberian larch timber and hundreds of gallons of white paint
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