Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wilton Windmill News

Wilton Windmill: Picture by Bob Naylor©

Wilton Windmill, overlooking the Kennet & Avon Canal near Crofton, has a busy season ahead — beginning with a volunteer recruitment day on the 19th March, followed by the start of public open days at Easter and then the annual May Food Fair.

Volunteer Recruitment Day
Saturday 19th March 2011 starting at 10.30am at The Swan Inn, Wilton
Guides, millers and shop volunteers are needed and lapsed volunteers are very welcome to go along for a refresher.
     Meet for coffee at The Swan in Wilton and then walk or drive up to the Windmill where, weather permitting, milling will be taking place. Members of the Windmill Society will then give a taste of what being a volunteer involves.
Finish back at The Swan by 1pm. 

Young Millers club
For parents or grandparents who want to volunteer there will be a Young Millers’ Club for children or grandchildren over 5-years-old at the same time as the training. There will be paper-based activities for the children, stories about the mill and activities with flour — weather permitting.
     If you are interested, please contact Susie Brew on 01264 731404 or at by Friday 11th March to reserve a place.  
Website: for more information.

Public openings in 2011 
The Windmill Open Season starts on Easter Saturday – 23rd April – and will close as usual at the end of September. The Mill is open on Easter Saturday, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays from 2pm - 5pm for guided tours and refreshments.  
     If you would like to organise a special group tour, then please contact Sue Challen on 01672 870202 or email
May Food Fair — the Mill's big event of the year 
Saturday 14th May 2011 – from 12 noon to 5pm 
A May festival of local delicacies from local suppliers, seafood to support the Hugh's Fish Fight campaign, windmill-milled bread, hot local sausages, real ale and much more. There will be bread making and star chef cookery demonstrations, Punch & Judy, Music, Children's Games and lots of family attractions.

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