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The Great Thurne Mill Repaint – Day 1

Thurne Mill Repaint Day 1
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.

A message from Debra – What we’ve achieved this year so far

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”

3Sun Apprentices3Sun Apprentices At Work | Wind Energy Museum

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.

Art Workshops

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.

Displays in the Morse Room  Wind Energy Museum

Just one of Paul Hooper’s displays in the Morse Room

View from our Tearoom |  Wind Energy Museum

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!