Friday 24 March
House Mill, Bromley-by-Bow, London E3 3DU
£120 per person, or £90 per person early-bird discount if booked before 31 January 2017
This one-day course is aimed at watermill owners and those responsible for maintaining a watermill.
5 Reasons to attend: Learn about the following:
- Maintenance of your watermill in line with the Section's philosophy
- Recording of any work before and after
- Introduction to micro hydro power: what is allowed and what needs permission; environmental issues; water rights;
leats and weirs
- Grants and where they can be obtained
- Problems and solutions from a watermill owner's perspective
You will spend a valuable day in the company of some of the UK’s leading mill experts gaining their insight on how to maintain your mill. All the speakers have many years’ experience in their own particular fields of repair, recording and milling.
Through presentations, the speakers will give you their insights and advice on how to maintain your mill using the correct materials. Their hints and tips will help ensure you can keep your mill in good order and, in the long run, save you money on repairs.
The day will offer you plenty of opportunities to explore your own issues. At the end of the day there will be an open forum session with all speakers taking part to answer your questions and give you advice.
The course price includes a pack full of information and illustrations, course notes, biographies of the speakers, lunch and refreshments during the day.
Friday 2 June
Practical Flour Milling
Charlecote Mill, Warwick, Warwickshire
9.30am to 4.30pm
£120 per person, or £90 per person early-bird discount if booked before 31 March
This one-day course is aimed at mill volunteers, trainee millers, and more experienced millers who wish to develop their skills
5 Reasons to attend:
- To gain experience milling in a watermill
- To learn how to dress flour
- To learn how to mill different grades / types of flour
- To understand the food hygiene & trading standards regulations that relate to milling and selling flour
- To learn how to operate a mill safely
Back by popular demand, we run our Practical Flour Milling course, this time at Charlecote Mill. You will spend a day gaining hands-on experience running the watermill under the careful supervision of experienced traditional millers. You will gain practical experience of starting and stopping the mill, milling different types of flour, dressing flour, moving grain around the mill, bagging up and gain insight into selling flour. The day will also include discussion on the needs of artisan bakers.