White Mill

White Mill Rural Heritage Centre houses the White Mill, a smock mill located in Sandwich that was built in 1760 and restored between 1960 and 1981. Whilst not a working windmill, it is a rare survival of a complete milling site, retaining its original wooden machinery, outbuildings and a furnished miller’s cottage. The public is able to access the inside of the windmill and view displays of the agricultural machinery and other craft equipment, as well as seeing the wheelwright and blacksmith workshops.

Further information can be found at:http://www.whitemillheritagecentre.org.uk/

the cottage

The artist working with White Mill is Cathy Rogers. To follow her project please click on the purple – orange bars.

Then and Now Installed

On Sunday I installed 7 framed prints of the volunteers at White Mill alongside images of women at work during WW1, licensed for exhibition from the Imperial War Museum.  This along with theBakers, Makers [...]

Heritage Weekend

(Photo by Neil Aplin) This weekend is Heritage Weekend and it seemed the perfect moment to install the photographs I took of the volunteers at White Mill during the spring.  These images are paired [...]

Brewing Live with The Ravensgate Arms, Ramsgate

In case you missed the Live Brew at White Mill, here’s a little video describing part of the brewing process as demonstrated at the Bakers, Makers & Brewers fair.  The beer is almost finished [...]

Then and Now

After the Bakers, Makers & Brewers fair, my final piece of work for White Mill will take the form of a photographic installation. I will be purchasing 7 images from the Imperial War Museum, images [...]

Brewers, Makers & Bakers Fair

Back in January I met with Neil Aplin a trustee at White Mill Heritage Centre with Joanna and Clare to discuss my ideas for a piece of work / event at White Mill.  I [...]

Socks for the Front

Socks for the Front White Mill have found in their archive a sock-knitting machine. It’s a wonderful device packaged neatly in a wooden box and still with a remnant of a green sock dangling [...]

At Home..

  My first phase research is bringing me to a summary of topics that will form the planning of an event for National Mills Day in May 2015. There is no doubt that the [...]

Sandwich Guildhall Archives

A trip to Sandwich Archives last week proved inspirational, not only in the information found in the archives but in the head of the Hon. Curator Ray. Ray is a walking, talking archive. The [...]

Man and Machine – The Mechanisation of War

Some thoughts – associations, observations after my last visit to White Mill… The sweeps of the windmill powered by wind – no more. The blades of the wind turbines dotted around the surrounding land [...]

Gertrude May Stanley (1908 – 1996)

My return to White Mill, a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon, re-enforced my initial attraction to the domestic scale and items in the cottage but more about that in the next post, but first a little [...]