Hard grind begins for new year at Woodbridge's tide mill
PUBLISHED: 10:10 07 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:42 13 March 2019
The Tide Mill Living Museum is gearing up to re-open fully to visitors after a quiet winter.
The mill, which is one of only two tide mills in the country, has opened occasionally during the winter for milling demonstrations, an idea devised by new head miller, Dan Tarrant-Willis.
The tide mill has prepared a full schedule of wheel turnings and milling demonstrations to come and will also be working with the Long Shed and Woodbridge Museum.
The team from the mill will be supporting events like the Regatta, Beowulf and the Shuck Festival
Chairman of Trustees John Carrington said: “Dan’s initiative has highlighted the popularity of seeing the Mill in action and the opportunity we have to review our traditional closed season.
“Visitors provide the majority of our funding and so we can really use the extra income that this provides.
“The Mill costs around £5,000 per month to run and this doesn’t cover the funds we have to put aside for significant periodic maintenance. So we need to give visitors what they want”.
The mill re-opens on Friday, March 29 with reduced entry for the first weekend or just £1 for adults and free visits for children.