Thursday, 14 December 2017

Mill for All Seasons HLF project - the story so far

The latest news at the Mill is that we have a new HLF project called "A Mill for All Seasons". The project runs until June 2018 and will involve fitting new millstones and renovating parts of the mill mechanism so that we can mill using motor power as well as wind power. We'll be using this blog to keep you up to date with what we're doing; future posts  will be in more detail, but to start us off here is a quick report on progress so far!  

June 2017
·         Local groups contacted about outreach, school visits and community exhibition
·         Advertising in place for new volunteers

July 2017
·         Outreach sessions: Carers group, Scouts and Beavers, Swavesey WI
·         Press release sent out and interview with Radio Cambridgeshire

August 2017
·         Carers’ drop in session at the museum
        Day centre outreach talk
·         Windmill box created for use in handling talks and with special school pupils

September 2017
·         Mill workshop for volunteers
·         Visit from Burwell Early Learners
·         Talks for public at Fen Edge Harvest Fair event
·         Top millstone removed in preparation for being replaced

October 2017
·         Burwell brownies outreach and craft session
·         CPD session with teachers from Burwell Village College
·         U3A group visit

November 2017
·         Tractor refurbished and ready to run
·         Engage outreach group at library
·         Colourbox nursery visit
·         Burwell village college visit
·         Millwright dressing bedstone
·         Sensory box session with Castle School