In Creuse, this mayor found a wind turbine similar to the one from his childhood memories

In Creuse, this mayor found a wind turbine similar to the one from his childhood memories
In Creuse, this mayor found a wind turbine similar to the one from his childhood memories

Joseph Lehéricy, mayor of Saint-Moreil (Creuse) since 2008, resurrected one of his childhood memories that he kept warm in his memory.

Joseph Lehéricy arrived in Creuse in 1961 with his parents who had decided to leave their native Normandy to settle in Lachaud, near Saint-Moreil. He took over from them in 1973, as a farmer, still in the same place of course. But something was missing in the landscape of this farm, something that existed on the small farm near Lisieux.

Joseph Lehéricy searched and ended up finding the wind turbine of his heart, in Domérat (Allier). Not a wind turbine to produce electricity, but to draw water from a tablecloth and bring it to the kitchen sink as was the case at his parents’ house in Normandy.

Preparation work

He bought it, transported it home, restored it, extended it, repainted it for many hours, then finally ready, he asked a squad of friends to come and help him set it up, not without having prepared the support bases for it. the device with a weight of 3 to 400 kg.

On the appointed day, they came and everyone happily tackled the problem of setting it up. Experienced entrepreneurs, they willingly put their thinking skills and tools at the service of Joseph and his toy.

Eleven meters high

A tractor, a truck, a telescopic crane, straps, precision, method, a clever mix of ingenuity, close collaboration and an hour and a half later, the eleven meter high wind turbine, at the rudder marked “Lachaud”, stood upright.

The wind turbine makes water flow from the well in Sermentizon again (2016)

From the first moment, offering its blades to the powerful wind that day, it turned strongly, without drawing water but bringing back the beautiful childhood memory of Joseph Lehéricy, joyful and moved, blowing: “If my father saw he would cry about that.”

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