like to welcome Ros Plunkett as our new newsletter
editor and know that you will all wish to thank her
for taking over the editorship from Sheila, who has
produced our Newsletters over the past five years. I
know we have all learnt a lot from reading them;
Sheila will certainly be a hard act to follow. We
wish her well in the future.
news and knowledge is the key to a successful
newsletter so please keep the news articles and
photos coming especially on Hampshire mills to Ros,
so she can share them with us all.
just sorting out the final details for our trip to
Devon over Mills Open Day weekend 9th to11th May
is plenty of water in the rivers for milling. Both
Winchester City Mill and Eling Tide mill have
suffered with ingress of water. Eling has not been
able to mill for several weeks!
second week in February I attended an English
Heritage Workshop in Winchester on ‘The
Characterisation and Local Listing’ using the Oxford
Character Assessment Toolkit. This
Toolkit has been prepared for you to assess the
character of areas within the city.
you are planning a new development, or a community
group who want to be involved in planning the future
of your area, you can use the toolkit to record the
features that give your part of your area its sense
of place, as well as the issues to be addressed in
future. This a useful framework to record the
heritage of an area to enable documentation for
local listing, applications to heritage lottery for
funding and objections to planning applications on
local heritage issues. For further details