Issue 18, Winter 2018 Newsletter

Jan 6, 2018

We send out a quarterly newsletter by email with lots more information – and pictures – about what’s happening at Green’s Mill. You can download Issue 18, Winter 2018 here.

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Winter at Green's Windmill

Another Award

The awards keep coming. In December our volunteers won the Nottingham City Museums and Galleries ‘Top Team’ award in recognition of all their hard work and success in keeping the Mill and Science Centre open and for making so much happen here.

Trainee miller

In February we will welcome our new trainee miller (a post supported by the arts Council). Leigh Evans is well known to us as a volunteer and so we are delighted to have him on the staff.

Some TLC for the mill

Work is proceeding, albeit somewhat slowly, on replacing the fantail boards and some timber The windmill is a vulnerable building, being made in large part of wood and being exposed to the elements. The fantail had been up there for thirty years and so it is no surprise that a replacement was needed. Meanwhile , the boards of the gallery around the mill should be replaced soon. We are hoping to have this done by Easter which will the anniversary of the City Council starting work on this (and on repairing the mill cap (which they did splendidly)

The big task facing us now (as in – we have to raise a lot of money) is to completely renew the interpretation that tells the story of George Green and his windmill and to replace the hands-on science exhibits. These very popular exhibits allow visitors – young and old – to explore the phenome that fascinated George Green, such as electricity, magnetism, light, sound and wave motion. Who knows – maybe there’s a young genius out there who will be inspired by a visit to the mill to become the next great mathematical physicist.

Volunteering at the Mill

There are a number of volunteer roles available at Green’s Windmill and Science Centre, from Visitor Services Assistants to Event Coordinators, Gardeners and Tour Guides. If you would like to apply to volunteer at a Queen’s Award Winning organisation please contact Jamie Duff at the windmill on 0115 915 6878 or email your interest to info@greensmill.org.uk

More news

First step towards mill repairs

It's our pleasure to announce £685,000 has been secured to carry out the repairs required to bring Green's Windmill back up to full working order. The windmill sails were removed in late 2022 for safety reasons as time had taken its toll on the building. Led by...

Your Windmill Needs You!

A message from Tom Huggon, Chair of the Green’s Windmill Trust. Thirteen years ago a small group of people joined together to manage Green’s Windmill and Science Centre in partnership with Nottingham City Council (who own the windmill).

Issue 37 Newsletter – August 2023

In this latest issue of the Green’s Windmill newsletter we celebrate being certified organic for another year, look back at the wonderful events from the spring and summer, highlight different ways you can support us and much more.

Issue 36 Newsletter – March 2023

In this latest issue of the Green’s Windmill newsletter we report on some major maintenance work required at the mill, the Festival of Science and Curiosity, recent local and national publicity, the economic impact of Green’s Windmill, a feature on the ‘Isaac Newton Tree’ and much more.

Our events

Green’s Windmill Autumn Fayre

Sunday 22nd September 2024

Games Days

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th August 2024

Children’s Bread Baking

Thursday 29th & Saturday 31st August 2024

Biscuit Baking

Thursday 22nd & Saturday 24th August 2024

Fruity Cupcake Baking

Thursday 15th & Saturday 17th August 2024

Scone Baking

Thursday 8th & Saturday 10th August 2024

Oaty Bakes

Thursday 1st & Saturday 10th August 2024

Children’s Bread Baking

Saturday 27th July 2024

Picnic in the Park

Sunday 14th July 20204