Upminster Windmill – what’s happening?
Friends of Upminster Windmill have sent us the following news –
Residents may have noticed activity at the mill since December and we are delighted that work on the last phase of the restoration is finally underway.
Our Dutch millwright has been back on site after delays beyond our control. The mill had ceased working commercially in the early 1930s and now our iconic windmill is close to being back to full working order – thanks to the Lottery Heritage Funding and a grant from Veolia Environmental Trust together with the hard work of our volunteers.
To open the mill to the public, Friends of Upminster Windmill will be recruiting an army of volunteers from across all backgrounds and age ranges to grow our friendly and welcoming team. There are various roles including guides & steward for the mills; assisting within the visitor centre including retail; education and outreach and many more. Appropriate training and support will be provided for all roles.
Could we please ask you to spread the word and encourage people to come forward?
Open Day for anyone interested in volunteering will be held on Sunday 12 March from 10am – 4pm at the visitor centre (next to the windmill) – an opportunity to find out more about the various roles without any obligation.
Information can be found on the website www.upminsterwindmill.org where there is also a link for people to register their interest in volunteering or messages can be left on the answerphone 0300 030 1803.