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Newsletter 114, Autumn 2016   © Hampshire Mills Group

 

 

Editorial

 

Ruth Andrews

 

I would like to use my editorial to beg more of you to become actively involved in HMG.  As Mick Edgeworth requests below, we have an urgent need for more members to attend open days as guides at Hockley Mill, Crux Easton Wind Engine, and Longbridge Mill. 

 

I am prompted to say this because of what is happening with Lincolnshire Mills Group.  I don’t think HMG is approaching this situation yet, but it is a timely reminder of what could happen to any group.   A final decision has been postponed, but it seems probable that the group will be dissolved.

 

To quote their website (www.lincolnshiremillsgroup.org.uk):  “It is with a sense of deep sadness that your committee, after long discussion, have decided to seek the dissolution of the Lincolnshire Mills Group.  We are of the opinion that the group’s aims and objectives are still very relevant but we have struggled in recent years to cover some of our key functions due to a lack of active members and increasing age and ill health of some of those who are prepared to ‘carry the baton’.  When formed in 1982 we started with a membership of 200 which settled to approximately 150 for a number of years.  Today the membership is 82 with little input outside the committee.”   

 

Like many HMG members, I was first inspired to take an interest in Industrial Archaeology, and in particular mills, by the lectures and field trips led by Dr Edwin Course from Southampton University, who died in February 2016 at the age of 93.

Under the auspices of the Hampshire Industrial Archaeology network there will be a Memorial Event of lectures to remember him, and mark his remarkable contribution to the industrial heritage of Hampshire.  It will take place from 2pm 5pm on Saturday 8 October at Bursledon Brickworks.

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Trainee Millers Required

 

Mick Edgeworth

 

Trainee millers are required to join the milling team at Longbridge Mill.  We mill once a month and on-the-job training will be given.  We start at 10am and finish about 4:45pm.

Duties will consist of preparing the mill for milling;  explaining to visitors what the milling process is all about;  and shutting down and cleaning the mill.  Don't worry about your lack of knowledge as you will be given assistance to learn about the mill and milling.

We generally mill on the fourth Saturday of every month but the dates will change due to bank holidays, conferences, and so on

You will not be expected to come to every milling although the more you attend the more you will learn.  Please contact Mick Edgeworth for more information.  mickedgworth@yahoo.co.uk

 

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