Moulton Mill open to new volunteers

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Moulton Mill has a large team of volunteers, but Geoff Hoare says they are always open to new people, and younger people.

As well as mill guides, there are volunteers who work in the shop and the cafe kitchen.

I met mill guide Jini Hall on what is known as the ‘dust floor’ – the workshop area which prevents muck getting up into the cap.

She was doing the Miller for a Day course so that she can help to get the sails going on days when she is on duty – the team likes to have two trained people when they are operating the sails.

Jini and husband Peter both volunteer, Peter formerly as one of the mill managers, but he’s now in the Wednesday group which carries out maintenance when the mill isn’t open to the public, as well as acting as reserve manager.

Jini, who lives in Spalding, said: “I come once a week. It’s such a wonderful building. It’s just the thought of this wonderful old building still working.”

People in weelchairs can also get into the mill – in a lift as far as the first floor – where CCTV cameras show live action on different floors throughout the building.