Newsletter for Members and Friends of High Salvington Windmill March 2021
We are planning to reopen in July
Of course, this will depend on the Government’s road map going according to plan, but we are making plans to open our gates to the public again on the first Sunday in July – the 4th. Put it in your diary.
The Board has also decided that on two Sundays in June, the mill grounds only will be open to members and their families by appointment. If you would like to bring your family to the mill grounds, enjoy a cup of tea, bring a picnic, and admire the mill, please contact Lucy Brooks on 01903 691945 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a slot on June 6th or June 20th. Up to nine family groups may enter the field on each of these days in three separate time slots starting at 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm. Volunteers will be on hand to ensure social distancing and cleaning between groups. We will also arrange to have guides stationed in the field to explain the history of the mill and to answer any questions.
Fete moved to August
The Board also decided to postpone the Fete until August 15th. This will give us time to get used to the new situation, and to see if the country really can start to operate normally again.
|Do you have administrative skills?
We are looking for a new company secretary
We need someone with some corporate experience to act as our Company Secretary. The role involves making sure that our affairs are conducted correctly, and directors are eligible for service. It is a voluntary position and involves becoming a director. If you are interested, please contact Jeff on 01903 264409 or Jeffrey.email@example.com.
Calendar: Here’s the revised calendar of events this summer – all very much subject to the Government’s Road Map
Pre-season meeting. 23 May (volunteers only)
Members’ visits 6 and 20 June
Normal opening 4 and 18 July
AGM 25 June 2021
Classic cars 1 August
Open Fun Day 15 August
Craft Fair 5 September
Normal opening 19 September
|Behind the scenes – the Board members
The Board of the High Salvington Mill Trust meets every quarter.
Treasurer: Hazel Marsden
Membership Secretary: Paul Minton
Company Secretary: vacant and currently handled by Jeff Best
Assistant Secretary: Andy Campbell
Catering: Melanie Wickett
Guides, Newsletter and Publicity: Lucy Brooks
Steps, New Volunteers Coordinator: Ian Fairclough
Councillor: Richard Nowak – Worthing Borough
Maintenance Coordinator, Social Media: Samantha Goddard
County Councillor: Elizabeth Sparkes.
|The first special event of the year will be the Classic Car Day on August 1st. Ann English has already started to plan a wonderful display of beautiful motors for us to see and discuss with their owners. If you have a classic car you’d like to show off, please contact Ann on firstname.lastname@example.org|
Meet the team
Over the next couple of newsletters, we will be introducing our stalwart volunteers on and off the Board. The first two are Ian Fairclough and pending board member Samantha Goddard.
Ian Fairclough: Ian began volunteering at the mill in 2012 after he retired from a career in the public sector in the accounting and computing field. He has always had an interest in historical industrial/agricultural buildings and structures and to have a wonderful example close by inspired him to volunteer at High Salvington windmill.
He is predominantly involved in maintenance and describes himself as a very average DIY-er. Additionally, he assists with other duties on open days and special events. There is a great community spirit amongst the volunteers and local residents at the mill and Ian gains great satisfaction from seeing the sails turning on the ‘old girl’ on open days to the delight of our visitors.
Samantha Goddard: Samantha lives in Broadwater and joined us as Maintenance Coordinator in November last year. Her background lies in campaigns and communications and she has joined the Mill due to her love of working with people who come together to get work done – in this case, the upkeep of our local heritage. Samantha also enjoys photography and looks forward to sharing some content with you through our social media.
|Peter Casebow, one of the engineers who restored our mill, has written a book called High Salvington: Saving Worthing’s Last Windmill. It’s a history of our mill and how it was restored. It will be available later this summer.|
Milling through the ages
The Mills Archive is a treasure trove of information about mills of any kind. Of course, mills are most well-known for grinding corn into flour. However, over the centuries, mills powered by wind, water and other power sources have been used for many other types of industry. Here are some of these.
|Tell your friends about us
Would your family and friends like to join us and support the mill as a member? As you can imagine, we had no income from visitors last year, and we are looking forward to changing that this summer. Members can come into open days free of charge by showing their card at the gate.
High Salvington Windmill currently has 204 members (ten honorary), and would love there to be more.
Any questions: Paul Minter on email@example.com
Capt. Paul Minter, Membership
The cost of an Annual membership is just £4 (£7 for dual membership). The cost of Life membership is £40.
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