Top coat completed and the mill is looking stunning!
Thanks to everyone for all the hard work put in over our two day event with @irums.co.uk.
Now the woodwork prep and painting begins. Day 6 will see us planning out the schedule for this work and tidying up at the mill.
Scaffolding finally went up on Sunday 13th May late afternoon. Volunteers took fencing to the mill to seal off the area whilst work is underway.
14th May am we hired a pressure washer from Hugh Crane and set off to Thurne. The woodwork on the cap and petticoat was extremely green and had to be cleaned up. The conditions were very windy but we managed to clean it up and start on the tower itself just to freshen it up!!!!
Anti algae treatment and the completion of the tower clean is planned for tomorrow.
We’ve been putting in a big effort today to get site ready for our teddy bear abseil and face painting as part of the Outdoor Festival of the Broads.
Can’t wait to picnic with all the teddy bears and their owners tomorrow!
Message from Debra: “Hello everyone. If you’ve not been over yet this year I hope to see you really soon. It’s lovely to share a few of this years highlights with you and let you know how you can support us in the coming months. Do keep in touch and pop over when you have chance! Best wishes, Debra”
They’ve been at the Wind Energy Museum in all weathers tackling some historic engineering challenges and it’s helped us finally create a scoopwheel for the Wallis Titt. They’ve also given many of our exhibits a lick of paint.
We now have local artists running workshops on a whole range of mediums. See the leaflet we’ve included for more information.
Education Centre/Morse Room
Paul Hooper has designed, written, collated images and installed some excellent displays about Thurne, the Wind Energy Museum and some of the people who’ve made it what it is.
Getting the word out:
We’ve continued to improve our website, ensure we’re in the local press, keep our Facebook and Twitter followers in the know, and contacted local tourism businesses to invite them for a tour and cream tea.
Group visits and corporate days
We’ve been blown away by the success of our special days for local organisations. Lovely people attending and a great way to fundraise or seek new sponsors.
Just one of Paul Hooper’s displays in the Morse Room
Paul Field has led the renovation of the store shed into a useful outdoor room to provide much needed shelter for more activities and events. So many volunteers have pitched in to make this happen!
There’s more to come, watch this space!