JORDANS Mill will be holding its second free family culture and history Heritage Open Day on Saturday, 8th September at their Victorian Mill museum.

 
The event, which will be held in the Victorian Mill museum runs from 10am – 4pm and will take place at the historical site on Langford Road in Biggleswade.  

 

Left Mrs Pamela Jordan - right William Jordan the 6th, Director  


The Victorian Mill museum will be open to members of the public and people will be able to see the iconic machinery running at specific times, throughout the day.


We have free interactive children’s activities and other local partners on site, who will also be providing free activities and demonstrations.


This year, in recognition of the centenary of the Universal Suffrage Act, we are celebrating ‘Extraordinary Women’ and commemorating Mrs Pamela Jordan.


Her outstanding dedication to her family and the Jordans brand were paramount to its success. On the day there will be a dedication board detailing her life story, which will be displayed in the Mill museum.


About Pamela Jordan - For nearly 70 years Pamela (aka Whizzer) Jordan has been an inspiration and the “all-pervading spirit” of Holme Mills.


The younger daughter of Great Barford farmer, Stan (who flew in WW1), she met husband, John, also a flyer and miller, and moved into the Mill House in 1949.


The match of any modern-day biker, she rode despatches around on a 650CC machine across a wartime countryside with no sign posts or navigational aids.


Living “above the shop” as she has since then has brought a number of responsibilities from running a home kitchen-based laboratory for checking flour samples, to running a highly successful “Mill shop” operation where products made on the Mill site were tested and sold.


Whizzer’s support, enthusiasm and commitment to all activities that have taken place at Holme Mills have been critical to the sites’ evolvement and success and explain why she is rated as a “Woman of extraordinary vision and influence (power)”.


Director, William Jordan, said: “We want to encourage people of all ages in our community to come and visit our beautifully restored Mill museum and watch the machines as they worked when we were children.


This is our way of showing people young and old that Milling is fun and very important so that we can preserve the Mill and its history for future generation.”


“This year’s theme is very close to my family’s heart because we get to celebrate the most “Extraordinary” woman that we know, our mum.”


“We look forward to opening our doors to the public on 8th September for what promises to be a fun day for all the family.”


Demonstrations of the working Mill in action will be available during allotted times. Machines will run during the following times: session one (10.30am-11.30am) session two (11.30am – 12.00pm) session three (12.30pm-13.00pm) session four (13.30pm-14.00pm).


Entry to the event is free for everyone and there is free parking available on site too.