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#Norfolk #Stallholders | Time to book your stall at our July Weekender!

We’re planning a bumper fundraising weekend event in July 25th/26th here at the Wind Energy Museum in Repps With Bastwick, Norfolk.

Can you run a stall (not just vintage!) or a heritage skills demo at our event?

Get a feel for our fundraising events – read about our last summer 1920’s day.

Complete and return a Stall Booking Form

Or contact us now to find out more and book your pitch!

Wind Energy Museum | 1920s Eventl | Norfolk

Two Years and So Much Progress at the Wind Energy Museum

Over the past 2 years the development of the museum has been incredible.

When Debra started to list them out to share at a recent volunteers meeting she was simply bowled over

Here’s just some of the things from her list. Some really significant achievements here we can all be proud of:

• The Morse Room – sponsored by JPP Limited
• Model collection restoration
• Volunteers workshop
• Gates & fencing
• Clearance of large areas of the site ready for improvements
• Thurne Mill Abseil
• Setting up Social Media and a refreshed website
• Wallis Titt sails – almost there
• Monitor sails
• Monitor painting
• Start of the Lucas Freelite construction
• 1920’s Day
• Joining EEEGR
• EEEGR Open day
• Love the Broads funding for Thurne
• Snelling donation of the TV
• Increased Talks, group visits and schools
• School introduction pack

We’re sure there is much more, it seems amazing.  To our visitors, supporters and volunteers, thank you all very much .

Grant secured from ‘Love The Broads’ for Thurne Mill Information Boards

Love The Broads | Norfolk | www.lovethebroads.org.uk/

We were delighted to receive some exciting news from an organisation called ‘Love the Broads’ who have agreed to provide a grant for a special project at Thurne Mill.

Here at the museum we’ve been hoping to install some external information boards for visitors, walkers and tourists to find out more about the mill between open days. This important grant from ‘Love the Broads’ will make this ambition a reality and we can’t thank them enough for their support.

Thurne Mill is maintained solely by the volunteers of the Wind Energy Museum. From paint to metalwork, sails to carpentry, much of the required tasks requires significant funding. This is why the donations we receive from our visitors and supporters make such a big difference to the future of the mill.

From the ‘Love the Broads’ website:
“Love the Broads is funding an exterior interpretation board at Thurne Windmill which will have information about the windmill and the special environment in which it is located.”

As usual we’ll be keeping you updated on the progress we’re making with the design and installation of our new boards via our website, Facebook and Twitter.

More information about Thurne Mill.