The Trust has made the very difficult decision to close the mill and museum to the public for the remainder of 2020. Volunteers will still be attending and the restoration work will continue.
We always love to share whats happening at the mill with you all, so while we are closed we will be doing a ‘micro blog’ series with news and updates direct from the volunteers.
You can also keep in touch through our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the mill through our Go Fund Me campaign and donations, I look forward to sharing how the money has been spent restoring and protecting this wonderful museum and windmill.
Throughout the weekend local bakers, makers and brewers will be demonstrating and selling their crafts alongside the ‘Mills and Wildlife’ theme of National Mills Weekend. A fun, family day out, see the restoration of this beautiful 18th century mill as it happens and learn about milling through the ages. Demonstrations will be happening throughout the weekend blacksmithing in the forge, wood turning in the wheel wrights and spinning in the millers cottage. Free entry and parking. Get a horse and cart from Sandwich to the mill, Sunday only. Dog friendly.
Baking Competition; bring your best baps or buns in by 12pm on Saturday to be judged by the amazing bakers at Chantilly’s Bakery.
An exciting day last Friday as volunteers started the installation of the new tail beam, this is the first step in reassembling the mills cap.
When the original beam was extracted it was found to be beyond saving after suffering over 200 years of wood worm and exposure to the elements. Even though it couldn’t be saved, it enabled volunteers to create and accurate pattern to construct the replacement beam out of a section of oak.
Once the its finally fixed onto place, the fail tail staging will be the next thing to be installed.