May 16, 2012 10.04 am This story is over 115 months old

Lincoln’s iconic windmill needs volunteers

Working the mill: Lincoln’s last operating mill needs volunteers to demonstrate its work to the public.

Lincoln’s iconic windmill is looking for volunteers to showcase the building’s history.

Built in 1798, Ellis’ Mill on Mill Road is the last working windmill in Lincoln.

It is usually open to the public at weekends, but it needs more volunteers to either show people around or be a miller.

There will be an event for potential volunteers on Saturday, May 26 between 1pm and 3pm.

Chairman of Ellis’s Mill Volunteers’ Group Barry Brooke said: “We’re a friendly group, well supported by the staff at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, and would love to hear from anyone who would like to learn how to run a windmill or to help visitors get the most from their visit.

“The mill is open to the public at weekends by a team of dedicated volunteer millers looking to swell their ranks.

“There’s been milling on the site of Ellis’ Mill since at least 1650 and the volunteers feel privileged to be able to continue the tradition and share its history with visitors.”

Volunteers can either be guides or a miller. A miller will help operate the mill, using the machinery and wind power to produce wholemeal flour.

To apply, contact the Museum of Lincolnshire Life on 01522 782040.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council

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