Funds needed to restore mill’s waterwheel

Gary Willis, chairman of the Town Mill Trust, pictured with the wooden waterwheel (photo by Richard Austin)

FUNDS are being raised to refurbish the wooden waterwheel at the historic Town Mill in Lyme Regis.

“Urgent action” is required to repair the wheel. The oak spokes and douglas fir buckets need replacing and it is hoped the work will be carried out when the mill is closed for its winter break in January.

Chairman of the Town Mill Trust, Gary Willis, commented: “We have decided we must act now to ensure we are able to keep open and milling next season and we will be seeking support from as wider cross section of the local population as possible.

“Our hope is to gain sponsors for all of the buckets and spokes. We will organise a large permanent moving display close to the waterwheel which will clearly display, and thank, those individuals and organisations who have helped us meet the challenge.”

Sponsorship of the waterwheel can be pledged on the website with payment via Paypal. On the main menu click on the drop down menu ‘Get Involved’ and select ‘Shop’, where two sponsorship options are shown on the page.

Mr Willis added: “A big thank you from the whole Town Mill community if you are able to support us.”

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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