Brixton Windmill in the running for Great Exhibition 2012

Ashby Mill, Brixton. Photo by Owen Llewellyn

Brixton Windmill – the inspiration for our logo – is taking part in a competition to find the nation’s favourite landmark.

The Great Exhibition 2012 is a chance for British people to vote for places they think make Britain great in the Olympic year.

If a nomination gets more than 100 votes, it is automatically entered into the awards scheme for a ‘Best in Britain’ prize.

Categories include Best British Attraction, Best British Day Out and Best in Britain Individual within the community.

Jean Kerrigan, Chair of Friends of Brixton Windmill, said: “The windmill is a unique building in an urban setting that reflects a rural past. It’s a great community project. When the Windmill re-opened last year, 1,000 local people walked up Brixton Hill to see the opening ceremony.

“It’s amazing that less than three miles from the centre of London, we have a working windmill.”

The windmill, found in Blenheim Gardens, off Brixton Hill, was built in 1816 and is the only surviving of its kind in inner London.

You can vote for the Brixton Windmill in the Great Exhibition 2012 here 



  1. Thanks for the mention! We’re up against major attractions like Stonehenge, Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral, so we need every vote we can get! 🙂

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