Jobs: Volunteers wanted – Heage Windmill needs you!
The Grade 2* windmill at Heage, in Derbyshire, was a ruin in the nineties but determined efforts by a group of volunteers led to her (windmills are always feminine by the way) being restored to working order, and opened to the public in 2002.
Bringing her from a near wreck to one the most popular of the smaller tourist attractions in the Amber Valley area owes much to the efforts of many volunteers, with quite different skills. But it is twelve years since she opened and the efforts of ‘anno domini’ have had its toll on the group who open the windmill every weekend, from April to the end of October, including all bank holidays. They also mill and sell flour to help maintain the mill. The Mill also opens in the week, by arrangement, for special visits, e.g. schools or societies.
Who are Heage Windmill looking for?
To effectively open the mill we need two people in the shop to receive and organise the visitors into groups to be taken on guided tours by one of the two guides on duty. We also need a miller who opens up and controls the machine, milling flour if required.
The miller needs an extended training period but our prime requirement is for shop workers and guides; full training can be arranged for anyone suitable.
The team are very sociable and will welcome any one who feels they could offer assistance during a few weekends throughout the season.
How do I sign up?
So, if helping keep a 200 year ‘old lady’ operating appeals to you, and you can travel to the mill, then contact Lynn Allen on 01773 715 177 or by emailing email@example.com.
Heage Windmill hope to see you soon!