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Wheel turning suspended until Sat 16 Oct Penstock problems need repairing The Maintenance Team has just disabled the Penstock so they can make a much needed repair. Unfortunately this means that we will not be able to turn the wheel until the new part is fixed. We hope we will be able to turn the wheel again from Sat 16 October. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Head Miller Dan solves Tide Mill weed problem Woodbridge Tide Mill’s millpond had a problem. The Problem Woodbridge Tide Mill’s millpond had a problem. Weed was growing in an uncontrollable manner, and this was blocking the point at which water is released from the pond to power the millwheel and grind wheat. The weed grows from the bottom, eventually detaches and floats to the top. Underneath the floating dead weed there’s half a meter of clear water and then more weed growing from the bottom of the pond. It grows vigorously in the warm summer but [...]
Woodbridge Tide Mill Photo competition 2021 winners announced Winners photos and those selected for the Tide Mill Calendar 2022 HERE Woodbridge Tide Mill announced the winners of its 2021 Photo Competition. Although the Tide Mill is probably the most photographed building in Woodbridge this is the first time it has recognised the fact with a Competition. Tide Mill Photo Competition Award l-r Sam Pyle Winner, Zoe Harris Runner Up First placed is Sam Pyle from Woodbridge with her photograph ‘Serenity’. Sam wins £250 courtesy of Marshall Hatchick Solicitors plus an A2 Acrylic print of the [...]
Volunteer Trustee Wanted Woodbridge Tide Mill Charitable Trust seeks a volunteer Trustee Woodbridge Tide Mill Charitable Trust The Woodbridge Tide Mill Charitable Trust seeks a new Trustee to join the Board on a voluntary basis. Woodbridge Tide Mill Living Museum is an award-winning, Grade I listed visitor attraction on the Suffolk coast. Built in 1793 and now fully restored, it provides a wide-range of learning opportunities for all ages, as well as milling and selling its own flour. This is an exciting time for the Mill with a number of projects in development and a chance [...]
Job vacancy Project Development Coordinator £20,000pa pro rata for 4 days a week. One year contract, renewable. We are seeking an enthusiastic self-starter for an exciting new job that would suit an early to mid-career professional to support the development and delivery of museum projects. Our award-winning living tide-mill museum and friendly team provide an inspirational environment for gaining a wide-range of museum experience. From assisting the curator with temporary displays to supporting online learning and commercial initiatives, you will play an important role in realising our museums ambitions for the future. You will be a [...]
The oldest tide mill was horizontal! Water wheels also work laying down apparently Nendrum Mill excavation Researching tide mills the other day I asked the internet about the earliest. It declared that the earliest tidal mill so far discovered in Europe was excavated at Nendrum, Northern Ireland. It was built between 619 and 621 for an early Christian monastery (there's always a monastery involved somewhere). The research says "Tidal mills have continued in use until modern times but were always rare by comparison with standard riverine mills". You don't come across the word 'riverine' every [...]