Bakers, Makers and Brewers Fair
DMAG: WWI CODENAME JOINED UP
White Mill Rural Heritage Centre
BAKERS, MAKERS and BREWERS Fair
National Mills Weekend on 9th & 10th May 2015
WE NEED YOU for OUR BAKING COMPETITION and WW1 Inspired SOCK BLANKET CREATION
White Mill Heritage Centre are holding a Baking Competition during their Bakers, Makers and Brewers Fair for National Mills Weekend and will be open to visitors from 10.30am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm) on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May, 2015.
A big part of the packed weekend is a Baking Competition (9th May), which is open to all and free to enter will be judged by Pieter van Zyl from Chequers Kitchen Restaurant & Cookery School in Deal together with a special guest celebrity judge (to be announced). On Sunday 10th the creation of a WW1 inspired sock blanket by artists Clare Smith, Rosie James and Linda Simon will be produced and they are inviting people to stitch the name the WW1 family members onto the blanket. To enter for the Baking Competition email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively just bring along your wonderful creations on Saturday morning before 11.30am.
To coincide with this year’s National Mills Weekend theme of ‘Mills in Art’ and ‘Real Bread Maker Week’ together with White Mill’s participation in Codename: Joined Up, a WWI commemorative project between museums and artists this Bakers, Makers and Brewers fair celebrates contemporary artists who use traditional crafts and the revival of the handmade.
Working with DMAG artist Cathy Rogers, this fair celebrates White Mill’s rural heritage and the important role it played within the life of the community during WW1. There will be demonstrations and stalls including baking, brewing, weaving, spinning, stitching, knitting, cobbling, dancing, and woodworking.
Particular highlights include a demonstration of two new items in the collection at White Mill, both early 20th century examples of a Sock Knitting machine and a Spinning Wheel. There will also be a Live Brew by the Ravensgate Arms in Ramsgate who will create a special White Mill beer, cider making demonstrations and a special screening of a film about WW1 commissioned by the Belgium Tourist Office.
White Mill is 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.
Ray Horton, White Mill Trust Chairman, said, “What a fantastic National Mills weekend has been arranged at White Mill for visitors this year, the best ever. Come along and see lots of ancient crafts being demonstrated as above. Get your head in a barrel, your hands in the dough, and if you keep your socks on you could be stitched into the blanket and remember the names of any WW1 family members whose name can be stitched into the blanket.”
Entry price: £3 adults, £2 concessions, £1 child (5 to15), Family ticket £8 (2 adults & up to 4 children).