WINDMILL CLOSED on SUNDAY 14th August 2022.

Due to the Met Office Amber Warning of extreme heat (from Thursday until Sunday), the windmill will not open on Sunday 14th August.

We are sorry for any disappointment, but the decision has been made in the interests of our visitors and our volunteers.

This notice was added to website at 20.30 on Friday 12th August.

Lacey Green Windmill - 2013 Engineering Heritage Award

Lacey Green Windmill, Buckinghamshire

2013 Engineering Heritage Award

Presented by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on Sunday 14th July 2013


WE HAVE TWO OTHER PAGES ON OUR EHA : 2013 EHA Presentation Ceremony Page 2013 EHA Full Text of Speeches (pdf set to open in new tab or window)

In 2013 the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) awarded their 86th Engineering Heritage Award (EHA) to Lacey Green Windmill, with the citation shown on the plaque below.  The first EHA was made in June 1984, and in December 2017 they made their 114th award.

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Lacey Green was the first windmill to be awarded an Engineering Heritage Award (EHA), so we naturally felt very honoured, and were very pleased that the citation not only states that the windmill is the oldest Smock Mill in the UK, but also mentions that the 15 years of restoration work was carried out by volunteers.

An iMechE EHA is a very prestigious award, and we join a list which includes Tower Bridge,  Hawker Siddeley Harrier,  Locomotion No 1,  Thames Barrier,  Tees Transporter Bridge,  Rolls Royce RB211 engine,  Channel Tunnel and Eurostar,  SS Great Britain,  Vickers Wellington Bomber,   HMS Belfast,  Quarry Bank Mill,  Jaguar E-type,  Falkirk Wheel,  Mallard Locomotive.

Although a couple of the other recipients (Eling Tide Mill and Wortley Top Forge) are on sites that were in use before 1650, the wooden machinery at Lacey Green Windmill is undoubtedly the oldest actual machinery amongst all the recipients of an EHA.


Sunday 14th July 2013

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90 people were at the windmill on Sunday 14th July 2013 to see John Wood (Chairman of the Heritage Committee of iMechE) present the EHA plaque to Barbara Wallis (on behalf of the Windmill Restoration Committee).

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Extra displays had been arranged for the day, such as this series of photos showing the windmill in its various conditions from 1900 to date.

WE HAVE TWO OTHER PAGES ON OUR EHA : 2013 EHA Presentation Ceremony Page 2013 EHA Full Text of Speeches (pdf set to open in new tab or window) LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES (set to open in new tab or window) : List of all Winners of Engineering Heritage Awards (on Wikipedia, but maintained by IMechE) A 34 second video of EHA presentation, on YouTube courtesy of Chris, our volunteer photographer


This page ( eha-summary.php ) was last updated on 13 February 2018.

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