Here we are collecting a tonne of wheat from Upper Chancton Farm, Washington. We will be putting this through our winnower and then producing flour for sale. We already have flour ready for purchase and there are several places where you will be able to buy some:-
The mill itself during our normal opening times or our pre-season opening on Easter Sunday between 1pm and 4pm;
The recently opened South Downs Heritage Centre, who also have bread available baked with Oldland Mill flour.
Congratulations to our 200 Club February draw winners.
The winning numbers were:- 43, 97, 113, 135, 136, 170, 190, 206, 220, and 256.
Already we are only a few weeks away from our first Open Afternoon of the season. How time flies! This will be on Sunday, 3rd April, 2 – 5 p.m. and we look forward to seeing you then. There will be the usual tours of the now fully-functioning mill, the oldest working mill in Sussex. This is an enormous achievement by the team of volunteers over the past 40 years. Memorabilia will also be on sale together with our delicious home-made cakes, tea, coffee and soft drinks.
As always we welcome new volunteers at the mill, be it tour guides (training given), stallholders and refreshment servers on event days or as a member of the maintenance team. Please contact Fred Maillardet on 01273 842342 if you are interested in joining a happy band of volunteers.
Restoration and maintenance continue with volunteers at the mill every Thursday who are happy to give tours to passers-by, subject to the work being carried out on the day. One of the sweeps was found to contain some rot and has now been repaired.
A good amount of flour is now being produced regularly and is on sale at the outlets mentioned above.