Devon Wildlife Trust is holding a Milling Day at its Cricklepit Mill home on Exeter’s quayside this month as part of National Mills Weekend.
The aim of the event is to celebrate the UK’s milling heritage and to give people an exclusive look at a grist mill in action, right in the heart of the city. The event will take place on Saturday, May 14 from noon until 4pm.
The day offers the public the chance to find out more about the process of milling; people will also be shown behind the scenes and gain an insight into the history of Cricklepit Mill.
Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and there will an opportunity to look around the building and its grounds which have recently been enhanced thanks to help from Princes’ Trust and EDF Energy volunteers.
Devon Wildlife Trust’s Verity Hunt told the Devon Week: “This is a great chance to celebrate the last working mill in Exeter and get involved in National Mills Weekend.
“Here, along with many other mills around the UK, people will be able to see an historic mill in action and watch its two 19th century waterwheels turning as we grind wheat in the traditional way. ”
Tours are free, but due to limited places, booking is essential. To book a place on one of the tours, call Devon Wildlife Trust on 01392 279244 or email [email protected]
For more information about the Mill visit the Devon Wildlife Trust site. The visitor area and gardens are open 9am-5pm weekdays, throughout the year.
(from a press release)