FROM THE MILL
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We have recently upgraded the Mill’s power system. As some of you may know, Holme Mills has been powered by a Victorian water turbine since its waterwheel was destroyed in the fire of 1899. The turbine was state-of-the-art during this time and is representative of the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution.
We have been informed from Central Bedfordshire Council that the roadworks are now due to start on the 23rd January. We will put more information up as we know it.
Jordans Mill have been informed that Southill Road (the road between Broom and Jordans Mill) will be closed for approximately seven weeks. Jordans Mill will remain open as usual during this period and apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors.
Access to The Mill can still be gained via the Langford Road entrance, where visitors can then follow the signs towards the café, shop and mill.
Please see the map provided by Central Bedfordshire Council which details the road closure and alternative routes available.
Winter is finally here, most of the leaves have fallen off the trees and the Grey Squirrels are hunting for the last scraps of food that they can store away. The birds we see in our gardens might change too, as we begin to welcome visitors such as the Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Starling, Blackbird and even one of my favourites, the Robin. They all have to eat and you can do your bit by helping them.
Christmas is fast approaching and there is no doubt that Christmas songs and carols will play a big part in our celebrations. While humming along to these jolly Christmas tunes many of us are unaware of their history. Christmas carolling seems a traditional and historical practice, but carols have not always been popular and were not always associated with Christmas. If you’re interested in discovering how our musical celebrations of Christmas developed over time then take a look at our Christmas timeline...