June 2009 : Chris Charter reports that he finally had the weatherboard delivered and has started repair work on the mill. He needs to replace two sides and repair areas of others before coating everything in tar to complete the waterproofing.
He has managed half a side getting his technique sorted and getting used to using the tar.
He will be working every Sunday except July 5 and most weekdays for the summer, and would always welcome any Sussex Mills Group members who wish to help, gawp or merely tell him where he's doing it wrong !
He hopes to borrow a cherrypicker for the top bits (thanks to Bob Bonnett, who has also helped with the tar) but is working on ladders, scaffold towers and climbing ropes until then.