November

By the time you receive this magazine our open season will be over and the Trustees would like to thank everyone who supported us in what has been a very enjoyable and successful summer of events, not to mention the final milling of flour which has now been used to bake cakes to sell at our Open Days.  Visitors are, of course, welcome at the mill any Thursday throughout the winter months when volunteers are there carrying out ongoing restoration and maintenance.

The most exciting thing to happen this year is the mill being shortlisted to the last four in the English Heritage Angel Awards, Industrial Building Category, which was instigated by and is sponsored by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The final announcement of the winners takes place in London on 3rd November and we need your support to help us triumph.  The film taken at the mill some weeks ago will soon be on the English Heritage website, (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/caring/angel-awards/vote2014/best-rescue-historic-industrial-building-site/ ) together with similar films of the other three shortlisted entries in this category.  The public will be invited to vote for their favourite project and this will be taken into account by the judging panel so PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THE ENGLISH HERITAGE WEBSITE and – if it is not too late when you receive your Talk About – vote for Oldland Mill.  I will report the outcome in the December issue.