Upminster Windmill Visitor Centre Open Days
The Upminster Windmill Visitor Centre Open Days for 2019 have been announced (see below). See also their website for further information on the windmill and visitor centre.
Sat 22nd June & Sun 23rd June – Open: 1pm-4pm. The restoration so far in photographs by local photographer Andrew Conway.
Talented local photographer (and windmill Trustee) Andrew Conway has been documenting every step of the restoration of Upminster windmill. Join us to see his stunning photographs of the process from the construction of our new visitor centre, the dramatic removal of the windmill sails and cap, up to the latest images as we near the completion of this painstaking preservation of Upminster’s iconic landmark. Andrew has had unrivalled access to the mill site, as well as the Millwright’s workshop in Holland and his work gives a unique view of the detail and the drama, the care and the craftsmanship of this epic project.
Sat 17th August & Sun 18th August – Open: 1pm-4pm. Bread and flour demonstrations and discussions on exploring bread and flour.
Come and join us to talk about and explore the fascinating topics of flour, dough and bread. Until 1935, Upminster Windmill was grinding flour for the people of Upminster and the Milling family, the Abrahams, owned and ran a bakery in Station Road. Ahead of the opening of the restored windmill in 2020, when our volunteers will be milling flour for the first time since Alfred Abraham finally retired, Tom Rayfox (passionate home baker and food and drinks educator) will be joining us to get you talking about all things bread and baking. Join us at 2pm to explore the difference between windmill stone ground and industrial scale flour and bread and at 3pm to taste and chat about the delights of Sourdough bread.
Sat 21st September & Sun 22nd September – Open: 1pm-4pm. The restoration so far in photographs by local photographer Andrew Conway. Details as above.