Saturday, 12 May 2018

Mill for All Seasons Project update

We're nearing the end of the Mill for All Seasons project, so here is the latest version of what we've been doing for the past few months:

June 2017

·         Local groups contacted about outreach, school visits and community exhibition

·         Advertising in place for new volunteers

·         1 new windmill volunteer recruited

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

·         Two volunteers to a workshop at the National Mills Archive

·         Engage outreach group at library

·         Colourbox nursery visit

·         Burwell village college visit

·         Millwright dressing bedstone

·         Sensory box session with Castle School

December 2017

·         A5 Learning pack prepared and printed  
·         Talk to Soham Library Engage group


January 2018

·         Talk to Top Time group at Newmarket Library 11 Jan

·         First new Millstone arrives

February 2018

·         First draft of exhibition written

·         Visit from Great Wilbraham School 9 Feb

·         Visit from Castle School 19 Feb

March 2018

·         Interim report written

·         Talk at Mildenhall Library 8 Mar

·         Talk at Ely Library 13 Mar

·         Visit from Stretham Primary School 15 Mar

·         Ely local history festival

·         Exhibition opens at Burwell at Large

·         Exhibition to Burwell Library

April 2018

·         Exhibition in Newmarket Library

·         2 new windmill volunteers recruited

·         History Society talk 18 April

·         Visit from Castle School 23 April

·         Visit from Mepal and Witcham School 27 April

May 2018

·         Stall at Reach Fair
·         Talk to Burwell Day Centre


Still to come:

·         Community open weekend

·         Visit from Morley Memorial school

·         Visit from Cambridge Home Educating Families

·         Visit from Burwell Guides

·         Visit from Burwell Rainbows

·         Visit from Stetchworth WI

·         Visit from Castle School

·         Late opening for the festival on 14th June

·         Burwell Carnival

·         Visit from Newmarket Sunshine Group

·         Visit from Burwell Beavers and Scouts

·         Visit from Year 1 at Burwell Village College


Many thanks to everyone who has been involved in the project –it’s being a great year!

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