FROM THE MILL
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Who doesn’t remember sitting down with all the family and enjoying a big meal of gravy, veggies and roast meat, all cooked by mum, dad or the grandparents?
Whether you sat at the table or crashed in front of the tv, the Sunday roast has survived the test of time to remain a British tradition.
But where did it all begin?
Have you ever felt a little out of sorts and looked for a pick me up? According to some scientists, the best thing to do is to sit beside a river or go for a walk on the beach as water seems to have the answer.
Having done a little research online about the effects and proximity of water on us, it seems that being near it can produce a sense of inner calm whilst having a positive effect on the brain, improving your mood.
For the second year our Heritage open day of culture and history will take place on Saturday the 8th September and will be open to the public for free, between 10am – 4pm.
The Victorian Mill museum will be open to the public and the iconic machinery will be 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 our woman of commemoration is Mrs Pamela Jordan.
As summer is well and truly underway we are pleased to welcome Amber, our new graduate Mill museum guide.
Amber graduates in late September having achieved a first in her history degree – and we are very lucky to have her in the team.
What does a tour guide do?
A tour guide takes you around the Mill museum explaining the history, culture and process of milling – and will also answer any question on the Mill museum and show the mill machinery in action.
We are proud of our market garden heritage and want to share our knowledge and help more people across Bedfordshire to eat healthier and grow more fruits and vegetables at home.
Where did it all start?
In 1929, the term allotment was used to describe a piece of land used for a specific purpose such as market gardening and was promoted during the war with the ‘Dig for Victory’ slogans. In the 60’s and 70’s demand for allotments declined but due to media interest and a boost towards healthy eating and food heritage, plots have once again become popular.