Over 250 visitors saw Cogglesford Watermill rumble in to action as they opened their doors for their Loving Lincolnshire Milling Day.
Cogglesford Watermill is thought to be the only Sherriff’s watermill still in operation in England. Dating back to Saxon times, the mill is brought to life on the second Sunday of the month from March to December grinding grain to make flour as if it would’ve done more than 200 years ago.
Just yesterday the mill opened their doors for their ‘Loving Lincolnshire’ milling day which saw 250 visitors who were able to see the mill in operation and enjoyed bread making demonstrations with Sherry Forbes from the Manor House Stables.
“It’s been a lovely day.” Said Heritage Assistant Dawn Oakley. “It’s great to see visitors be amazed by the mill and receive wonderful comments. It’s a part of local history we want to keep alive.”
Select Lincolnshire were also be in attendance on the day raising awareness of using local produce and celebrate the very best of what Lincolnshire has to offer for both businesses and consumers.
Their popular shop also featured items from local suppliers and producers, such as honey, jams, curds, chutneys, woodcrafts, books, card, gifts, souvenirs including homemade preserves from M H Preserves.
The mill has been producing flour since the early 18th century and the mill has been beautifully preserved by North Kesteven District Council, giving a real insight into milling in days gone by.
The next milling day will take place on Sunday 11 September and will be a part of the national campaign Heritage Open Days.
For more information about the Milling Days or anything else about the Mill please visit www.cogglesfordwatermill.co.uk. For other places to visit and things to do during the summer visit www.heartoflincs.com or contact North Kesteven District Council on 01529 308102.
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