Blue Flower

19 & 20 September 2020

The open days had a different format this year to comply with Covid19 restrictions with a booking system and check-in team to control numbers on site and record details for track & trace. 

The HOD theme this year was Hidden Nature, which was the topic of our Treasure Trail created by Emma which helped control our one way system around the site and was popular with visitors of all ages. Quiz answers in one of the pictures below.

Similar to previous years we had around 140 visitors over the weekend. Visitors saw the water wheel turning on both days from our viewing platform and as the weather was good we had many items from our visitor centre outside including the model mill and historic photos. This reduced time spent in the building which was restricted to individual groups.

All the volunteers enjoyed meeting and talking to visitors, showing off the work we have done and telling the history of the bone mill. As well as the usual suspects, there were several new volunteers at this event, we hope they will stay involved. 

This year visitor refreshments were limited to bottled water and pre packed biscuits. Thank you to everyone who used our donation box with the revolving model water wheel, the money raised is taken off site and used to keep the bone mill looking its best and buy essential supplies.

We would like to thank all our visitors this year, we hope you enjoyed your visit. If you are interested in volunteering, please see our volunteering article

Sorry if you were unable to attend due to the restrictions, there are other opportunities to visit us. On Thursdays you can join the volunteers to look around - meet us in the maltings around 10am or follow walking directions along the public footpath and cross our footbridge. Group visits can be arranged by Contacting Us, we can usually get the water wheel turning. Any future visits will need to comply with current or future Covid restrictions. The next planned open days will be Mills Weekend in May 2021.

Graham Bartlett            Interactive Plan     Volunteer    Blog 10/9/20    Heritage Open Days 2019  Mills Weekend 2019

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