Our wonderful volunteers do so many things for us and we simply couldn’t do it without them. Tour guide, Jonathan Payne tells us a bit more about why he came to the Mill and how it led him to design a miniature card model of the Mill.

Jonathan retired from work in late 2012 and saw an advert from the Mill recruiting for tour guides and stewards. Jonathan and his wife applied and became tour guides all ready for the grand opening of the Mill and heritage centre in spring 2013.

“As a tour guide it is great fun to show visitors around the Mill and explain how it all worked back in the Victorian era.”

“The Mill captures people’s imagination and they are really interested in how flour is made and how the machines work”.

A miniature model in the making

Jonathan and other guides visited a local mill and found a small card model in their gift shop.

“The visit encouraged me to see whether I could create a small-scale model of Jordans Mill.”

After lots of research and trials a small-scale model of the Mill was created which could be cut out and assembled as a souvenir from a visit – instructions were even produced.

The model is available to buy from the Mill shop and makes a great gift or, so why not come and try it?

Our Mill is just one of 4 left in the county which are all open to the public as museums. Book a guided or self-guided tour.