Properties and events in Waltham 2018
Properties and events in Waltham 2018
Here is a quick summary of events, for full details (and to check back for last minute changes) please see www.heritageopendays.org.uk.
Heritage Open Days 2018 will be 6-9 & 13-16 September.
Waltham Windmill, North East Lincolnshire
Waltham Windmill , Brigsley Road, Waltham, Lincolnshire, DN37 0JZ
Climb to the top of Waltham Windmill’s iconic six storied, six sailed working mill for fantastic views. Each floor has information on the…
Waltham Windmill for a great day out! Free entry 10am - 4pm. Chat with the millers; enjoy pictorial displays; take part in quizzes; discover interesting exhibits in the Rural Life Museum. Parking, children’s playground and toilet facilities on site.
Climb to the top of Waltham Windmill’s iconic six storied, six sailed working mill for fantastic views. Each floor has information on the milling process; a lower grain-storage floor follows Waltham mills from 1666. A DVD and time-line of the mill’s history is on the ground floor, where a hand quern is sited. Take a free handout about the mill; souvenirs will be on sale.
The millers will gladly talk to you about the mill. Weather permitting, the sails will be turning! Flour is produced from locally donated wheat and baked into delicious wholemeal loaves (both sold in the mill, when available). ‘Plough to Plate’ follows the bread-making process. Displays/exhibits will be on show around the site, including an old tractor.
Free to enter, full of interesting items, the Museum of Rural Life (incorporating RAF Grimsby exhibition) is based in a Nissen hut, the dining hall for RAF Grimsby WAAFs during WWII. Reconstructed rooms show how life used to be before microwaves and mobile phones! Children can learn about life in the early part of the last century through a picture quiz.
Various businesses are on site, including two cafes. Free parking, a children’s playground and toilet facilities available. If you park on the road please park responsibly to avoid inconveniencing nearby residents.
Grimsby & Cleethorpes Model Engineering Society run their miniature railway nearby (small charge).
- Sat 8 Sept: 1000-1600
Booking Details: No booking required
Access Information: The site is mostly flat and accessible to all, with a short slope up to the mill entrance. Disabled parking is available but limited. It is a short walk from the grassed parking area to the mill and museum. Wheelchairs and pushchairs can access the ground floor of the mill. There are separate ‘up’ and ‘down’ steep stairs, with hand rails, to the upper floors of the mill; people are advised to descend backwards. The museum has only one ground floor level and is accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are 2 low steps into the exhibition room.
Additional information: The mill closed in 1962, falling into disrepair. In 1966 Waltham Windmill Preservation Society formed to raise funds for the repair of the Mill. Work started in 1980 and was completed in 1986. The Society is always looking for new members and support from businesses. Interested in getting involved? Talk to us on the day or contact Phil Howarth, Honorary Treasurer on 07970 016985. Various events are held throughout the year; car boot sales, classic car shows, a fabulous firework display in November and, in early December, Santa visits us and welcomes children to his grotto on the first floor!
Directions: Bus: no 9 or 10 from Grimsby/Cleethorpes to Waltham village High St or Barnoldby Rd then a short walk past the Cenotaph along Brigsley Rd. Car/bike: DN37 0JZ: from west – M180 leave at junction 5 for A18 eastbound, stay on A18 towards Barnoldby le Beck, left turn off A18 following brown tourist signs to the mill. From south-east – A16 to New Waltham Toll Bar roundabout, left on B1219 towards Waltham, take B1203 and follow brown tourist signs. From south-west – A46 to Laceby crossroads, right at roundabout taking A18 eastbound, stay on A18 towards Barnoldby le Beck, left turn off A18 following brown tourist signs to the mill. Mill entrance on Brigsley Rd is clearly signed.