Miller needed for Thorpeness windmill


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A weekend miller is required at Thorpeness windmill, owned since 1977 by Suffolk County Council, and operated as a visitor attraction by the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Unit.

The job "involves climbing ladders and pulling on ropes. Great physical strength is not needed but the person needs to be fit and agile," said Simon Hooton SCHU manager. "The most important thing will be enthusiasm and skill when dealing with the public."

The windmill was built in 1824 in the village of Aldringham 2 miles away. The Ogilvie family bought the Sizewell Estate in the 1890s and in 1922/3 dismantled and moved the mill to its present site, converting it from a cornmill to water pumping. The water was pumped into the water tank hidden in the House in the Clouds.

The mill opens at Easter, and weekends from May to September. In addition in July and August Di Holmes staffs it from Monday to Friday. Anyone interested in the weekend job is asked to contact either Simon Hooton or Anita Johnson at SCHU, tel. 01394 384948.

Update: Sail of the century: mill person needed! is the same story.
Mills: [Aldringham cum Thorpe]
Tags: [#miller]
Item: #34, Posted: 4/3/03.


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