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Picture Perfect

2022-08-04T10:06:55+01:00

Picture perfect Tide Mill Volunteer Steve curates our Gallery Tide Mill Senior Warden Stephen Molyneux and Curator Dr Amy Jane Barnes are sorting out the collection of paintings, photographs and other memorabilia held in the Weaver Room at the Mill. The pictures will be hung and labelled professionally using Stas hanging systems. Because the room gets so much light, with it's unobscured view over the River Deben, the windows are also to be lined with a UV filtering film so that objects in the Room, like the images and art, don't suffer from the light. [...]

Picture Perfect2022-08-04T10:06:55+01:00

Tide Mill video recently found

2022-07-22T17:01:52+01:00

Brilliant video found fascinating Anglia Productions (ITV) programme We were lucky enough to get hold of a DVD (remember those?) of a fascinating Anglia Productions (ITV) programme outlining the renovation of Woodbridge Tide Mill which had been in decay from just before 1900 until the final straw of a broken waterwheel shaft ended its commercial life in 1957. Following its purchase in 1968 by Mrs Jean Gardner and her husband the Mill was completely renovated by the Tide Mill Trust. The Mill was gifted to Woodbridge Town Council in June 1977. The film also pays [...]

Tide Mill video recently found2022-07-22T17:01:52+01:00

Summer 2022 Newsletter

2022-07-15T15:47:08+01:00

Summer 2022 Newsletter  Developments, appointments and plans at a busy Mill Dear Supporters, Volunteers and Friends of Woodbridge Tide Mill It's a pleasure to be sending this Summer Newsletter with the Mill open daily and visitor numbers close to 800 a month and growing. Dan and the team of volunteers are busy welcoming these healthy numbers to see the Mill and the Committee remains busy with several projects, many outlined below. In the six months since our last Newsletter there have been a number of changes in personnel, notably: - Fraser Hale, has resigned as Trustee [...]

Summer 2022 Newsletter2022-07-15T15:47:08+01:00

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum adds micro-generation education project

2022-06-08T13:56:43+01:00

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum adds micro-generation education project Woodbridge Tide Mill is to install a micro-generator inside the Mill to demonstrate electricity generation from hydropower Woodbridge Tide Mill is to install a micro-generator inside the Mill to demonstrate electricity generation from hydropower. The purpose is to educate and provide activities around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) themes for the many KS1, and KS2-3 students who visit the Mill. The micro-generator will take its energy from the Crown Wheel Lay Shaft in the Mill. It will be coupled to outputs such as phone chargers, a light [...]

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum adds micro-generation education project2022-06-08T13:56:43+01:00

New Tide Mill video

2022-05-18T18:48:25+01:00

New Tide Mill video Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum from the perspective of, and narrated by, the Mill's Head Miller; Dan Tarrant-Willis Made in Spring 2022, this video provides an insight into the Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum from the perspective of, and narrated by, the Mill's Head Miller; Dan Tarrant-Willis. He describes how the Mill uses the 'free energy' of the tides to mill flour.

New Tide Mill video2022-05-18T18:48:25+01:00

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum awarded accreditation accolade

2022-05-16T20:01:52+01:00

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum awarded accreditation accolade Accreditation is the benchmark for well-run Museums and Galleries Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum, a rare and much-loved working tide mill on the banks of the River Deben in Woodbridge Suffolk has been given full Accreditation status. Administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the UK Accreditation Partnership, Accreditation is the benchmark for well-run Museums and Galleries. It means that Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum is properly managed and governed to the nationally agreed industry standard and shows the museum takes proper care of its collections, sharing them with visitors [...]

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum awarded accreditation accolade2022-05-16T20:01:52+01:00

New Curator for Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum

2022-05-16T19:53:02+01:00

New Curator for Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum Dr Amy Jane Barnes brings a wealth of experience Woodbridge Tide Mill is happy to announce the appointment of a new Curator. Dr Amy Jane Barnes joins the Mill at an exciting time when, under Chairman John Carrington, it is expanding its appeal to museumgoers through improved communication for both physical and online visitors as well as widening its accessibility to younger visitors. Amy received her PhD in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester in 2010 and has experience of working in curatorial roles and on exhibition and [...]

New Curator for Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum2022-05-16T19:53:02+01:00

Mill model gets some TLC

2022-05-04T20:23:24+01:00

Model Maintenance The Mill's useful demonstration model gets fixed There's a model in the Tide Mill that demonstrates how the process of harnessing water from the Deben at high tide and then releasing it back into the river at low tide, after it has run under a water wheel, powers the Mill machinery to grind flour. It's a very popular exhibit because it is a simple and clear way to show the process that can be quite confusing. There are many who think that the Mill operated at high tide. The model is quite old now [...]

Mill model gets some TLC2022-05-04T20:23:24+01:00

Tide Mill engineers replace penstock guides

2022-05-12T12:15:47+01:00

Tide Mill Engineers at work Running an old Mill takes a man down a pit I'm sure we've all had trouble with our penstock from time-to-time? Sometimes also called a gate valve, the Tide Mill's penstock controls if, when and how much water leaves the mill pond and flows under the mill wheel to turn it. It is held in place by guides that make sure the gate is well seated (doesn't leak) on the flange behind it. The guides have angled shims that push the gate backwards against the flange as it closes to improve [...]

Tide Mill engineers replace penstock guides2022-05-12T12:15:47+01:00

Cracking Riverside Easter Egg Hunt draws crowds

2022-04-13T18:02:21+01:00

Cracking Riverside Easter Egg Hunt draws crowds Approaching 100 make 2022 Hunt the best yet The Woodbridge Tide Mill Easter Egg Hunt took place on Weds morning 13th April. Nearly 100 children of all ages came along in the sunshine to hunt for 12 hidden egg pictures spread around Woodbridge Riverside (the ‘Front’) in Woodbridge Tide Mill, Woodbridge Museum and The Longshed. Visitor Tim Johnson commented “It’s great to bring the kids to a good-old fashioned Easter Egg Hunt. They have enjoyed the Hunt and, of course, the chocolate. Despite living in the area for years  [...]

Cracking Riverside Easter Egg Hunt draws crowds2022-04-13T18:02:21+01:00

Curator Vacancy

2022-04-01T16:05:29+01:00

Curator Vacancy The Tide Mill Trust is seeking a volunteer Curator Curator Sought The Tide Mill Trust is seeking a volunteer Curator to oversee and develop its small collection of historic material covering: the conservation and safe storage of material adding to the Collection cataloging the Collection organising occasional displays of material in the Mill Whist prior experience would be useful, training can be provided if the role appeals. If you are interested please email John Carrington, Chair of Trustees: chair@woodbridgetidemill.org.uk

Curator Vacancy2022-04-01T16:05:29+01:00

2022 Pancake Day Recipe

2022-02-25T18:19:23+00:00

2022 Pancake Day Recipe A tasty treat made with stoneground wholemeal flour Shrove Tuesday was the last chance for a spot of indulgence before 40 days of fasting, and also an opportunity to use up food that couldn't be eaten during Lent. This included eggs, fat and milk, which were made into pancakes and eaten on that day. Here's a simple recipe so that you can join in: - Ingredients 100g plain wholemeal flour - like Woodbridge Tide Mill Fine flour 2 tbsp sugar pinch ground cinnamon 1 large egg, beaten 275 ml semi-skimmed milk vegetable [...]

2022 Pancake Day Recipe2022-02-25T18:19:23+00:00

Fantastic 3D Son et Lumière 22 Dec 2021

2021-12-27T14:29:39+00:00

The Spirit of Christmas Son et Lumiere event Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum was happy to play it's part as backdrop for this fantastic event. What a great evening! The Spirit of Christmas Son et Lumiere event was projected onto The Tide Mill, Woodbridge at 8pm on Weds 22 Dec, 2021 with Free Entry It  followed The Woodbridge Rotary Club Carol Service on Whisstocks Place which started at 6:30pm It was created by Clare Perkins, known to many in Woodbridge as a former Mayor. Clare worked in collaboration with others, she said "As the producer, it [...]

Fantastic 3D Son et Lumière 22 Dec 20212021-12-27T14:29:39+00:00

‘Design a machine for home to make your life easier’ competition winners

2022-05-24T14:12:21+01:00

'Design a machine for home to make your life easier' competition winners Sandlings Primary school duo prevail Our Tide Mill Education Lead, Heather challenged Teachers and U11s to enter a competition to 'design a machine for home to make your life easier'. And the winners are: - Audrey Salia - Year 2 (Giraffes Class) at Sandlings Primary. She designed Cat the Cleaner and even made a version - see below Ivy Marsden - Year 5 (Panthers Class) at Sandlings Primary. She designed 'Jenny'. They both win a free visit [...]

‘Design a machine for home to make your life easier’ competition winners2022-05-24T14:12:21+01:00

Henry helps Dan avoid dust up

2021-11-15T20:44:04+00:00

Henry helps Dan avoid dust up Head Miller Dan's ingenious solution to flour dust "you couldn't see your hand in front of your face!" So said Dan when he was originally faced with a busy milling schedule at Woodbridge Tide Mill. The clouds of ultra-fine flour generated every time the Millers ground the Tide Mills famous Traditional and Fine flour provided an unpleasant workplace that needed a lot of cleaning and was potentially explosive! After careful research of the many, often expensive, extraction alternatives available Dan had a brainwave. He would seek assistance from his old [...]

Henry helps Dan avoid dust up2021-11-15T20:44:04+00:00

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS Son et Lumiere on The Tide Mill

2021-11-14T12:06:56+00:00

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS Son et Lumiere on The Tide Mill, Woodbridge SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS Son et Lumiere on The Tide Mill, Woodbridge December 22nd, 2021, at 8pm with Free Entry Following The Woodbridge Rotary Club Carol Service on Whisstocks Place which starts at 6:30pm Clare Perkins is known to many here in Woodbridge and she is the creative producer of the Spirit of Christmas Son et Lumière event. Working in collaboration with a group of people, Clare says "As the producer, it is an honour to work with such a professional and talented team who are [...]

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS Son et Lumiere on The Tide Mill2021-11-14T12:06:56+00:00

2022 TM Calendars on sale now

2021-11-11T20:07:05+00:00

2022 TM Calendars on sale now An original gift just £9.99 Buy a calendar here We held a Photo Competition! Following on from our popular Photo Competition, we have launched a Charity Calendar for 2022 to raise funds for the Tide Mill Charitable Trust. The high quality, A4, landscape, laminated, calendars feature the Competition’s winning photos as well as the best of the hundreds of entries as selected by a panel of Judges. The spectacular images of the Mill on the Deben capture it during the seasons and remind us of how lucky we are to [...]

2022 TM Calendars on sale now2021-11-11T20:07:05+00:00