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PRESTIGIOUS SUSSEX HERITAGE AWARD FOR OLDLAND MILL
Chairman Professor Fred Maillardet receiving the award from The Rt. Hon. Lord Egremont, DL, President of the Sussex Heritage Trust
At the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards Ceremony in Chichester, Oldland Mill Trust received the Sussex Heritage Public & Community Award, sponsored by The Lady Joseph Foundation. This major award does justice to the team of volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the past thirty years to restore the mill to her former glory.
Oldland Windmill was built in 1703 and was used commercially until 1912 when she was abandoned. She is a Grade 2 Listed Building. Restoration work commenced in 1980 and is now virtually complete with flour being ground again in 2008. She was rebuilt by a team of 20 local volunteers using the original components or identical materials where necessary. Two retired Millwrights, Danny Jarmann & Mike Peat, provided guidance.
The slate plaque, presented to Chairman Professor Fred Maillardet, will be on display at the mill. The mill is also open every Thursday throughout the year when the volunteers are happy to show the public what they have achieved.