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People Power in Action at Waltham Windmill – Heritage Open Days

14th September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Your once-a-year chance to discover some of North East Lincolnshire’s rarely seen historic treasures, with exciting experiences that bring local history and culture to life, for free as part of an international event!

This year, exciting venues being opened to the public include the Empire Theatre in Cleethorpes and areas of the Kasbah rarely seen. Other attractions, like Time Trap in Grimsby Town Hall and Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre will be open for free too.

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s architecture and culture by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are not usually publicly accessible or would normally charge a fee. It also includes tours, events and activities that focus on and celebrate the local heritage of the area. Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest and most popular voluntary cultural event and is also held in a further 48 countries across Europe.

People Power in Action at Waltham Windmill

Location: Waltham Windmill, Brigsley Rd, Waltham. DN37 0JZ

Date/time: 14th Sept, 10am – 4pm

Is booking required? No

Event Details: Learn about Waltham Windmill Preservation Society’s formation and its 50+ years of action to preserve and maintain Waltham’s iconic six storeyed, six sailed working mill. Climb to the top for fantastic views. Each floor has information on the milling process; a lower grain-storage floor follows Waltham mills from 1666. A DVD and time-line of the mill’s history is on the ground floor, as is the hand quern. Take a handout about the mill; souvenirs will be on sale.

The millers will gladly talk about the mill. Weather permitting, the sails will be turning! Flour is produced from local wheat and baked into delicious wholemeal loaves (both on sale, when available). Displays/exhibits will be on show around the site.

Free to enter, full of interesting items, the Museum of Rural Life (incorporating RAF Grimsby exhibition) is based in a Nissen hut, the dining hall for RAF Grimsby WAAFs during WWII. Reconstructed rooms show how life used to be before microwaves and mobile phones!  Children can learn about life in the early part of the last century through a picture quiz.

There are also various businesses on site, including a cafe.

Free parking, a children’s playground and toilet facilities are also available. Free rides on Grimsby & Cleethorpes Model Engineering Society miniature railway.

If you park on the road, please park responsibly to avoid inconveniencing nearby residents.


14th September 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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