The sun shone. the wind blew and the sails turned on the recent Family Fun Day at the mill. What a fabulous day it was! Lots of visitors (approx. 450), it was lovely to welcome many from the village as well as from further afield.
The day started with the unveiling of three wonderful tapestries showing the mill at different times in its history. The Society is so grateful to the ladies of the Wrawby Make & Sale Group (Kath Flewker, Liz Hirst, Sheila Neave, Jen Wright, Jackie Rowson and Louise Tandon) for their hard work in creating such amazing depictions of the mill which are a fantastic addition to the exhibits in the round house. (See photo)
The Windmill Society is very grateful to the companies who sponsored the day. They were Peacock & Binnington, Grandad’s Shed, Brigg Mobility and Vicarage Motors, Wrawby. Thanks also to those who donated items for the amazing raffle & tombola. There was a wonderful display of classic cars, vintage tractors, stationary engines and even a World War II Jeep. (See photo)
Barnetby Silver Band entertained visitors which added to the fantastic atmosphere. Visitors enjoyed a wonderful BBQ provided by The Deli & Diner from Brigg and many different delicious flavours of ice cream from Roe’s Dairy Farm ice cream. Children enjoyed such diverse things as wellie wanging, bean bag throwing, bracelet making and glitter tattoos etc! Many tried their hand at archery under the watchful eye of a team of Cadets from Brigg. (See photo)
So many people helped before and on the day to make it such a success and the Society wishes to thank them all, especially Chris and Beryl Green for allowing the society to use their field and to all the residents of Mill Lane for putting up with the extra footfall and cars on the day!
A grand total of £1006 was made on the day and this will help us to get a step nearer to grinding flour once again at the mill. Next year the Family Fun Day will be on Sunday 28th June 2020 & will have a VE theme. Please put the date in your diary!
A member of North Lincolnshire Council's Spatial Planning Department team, Mr David Lofts, will address Wrawby Parish Council at their next meeting on September 3rd on the subject of the Council possibly establishing a Neighbourhood Plan.
Any interested resident will be welcome to attend the meeting.
A reminder that Wrawby Show is on Sunday 11th August and programmes and entry forms can be viewed and downloaded from our Downloads page and are available from the usual outlets.
Can all cups and trophies be returned to Vicarage Motors as soon as possible?
New for this year is the Homebrew Beer and Wine class!
Get growing, crafting, snapping, brewing and planning for this traditional village event.
Also don’t forget that Wrawby Windmill will be open on the day and is a great place to visit between dropping off entries and the show opening for viewing, teas, etc.
Trade Watch is a voluntary scheme where residents sign a contract with Safer Neighbourhoods stating they will not agree to any work offered to them on the doorstep.
They will report any suspicious company to Humberside Police. The scheme will act as a deterrent to potential rogue traders and criminals in the same way Neighbourhood Watch does. The Scheme is open to anyone living in North Lincolnshire.
To find out more or sign up contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or telephone 01724 244665.