I had the pleasure of photographing a local landmark that I have loved from afar for years. Ashcombe Windmill has been built as an exact replica and on the exact location of a post mill windmill that stood on Ashcombe Down many years ago. The original blew down in 1916. The current windmill is a work in progress, standing with only two sails (or sweeps, as they are called in Sussex) for several years before the recent addition of four more. I had a detailed tour of the workings, built with integrity and commitment to replicating the original in all but the use of steel instead of the original wood for structure and the sweep frames. The other difference is that this 21st century version will be using the wind to generate electrical power instead of grind corn, as it’s 19th-century predecessor did.