'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 to the Mill for them [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]