The cap was removed from the Windmill in December 2016 by IJP Millwrights of Henley-on-Thames in order to replace the rotten weatherbeam and carry out other essential repairs to the cap. These repairs are now well underway and the trust are looking forward to the restored cap being returned to pride of place at the top of the Windmill.

The following photos were taken in early March 2017 and show the current progress of the Cap restoration. 
Photo credits all Drapers Windmill Trust.

Millwrights from IJP Millwrights working on the Cap in March 2017