Town Mill hopes to be back in action for Christmas

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A cascading display of knitted poppies at the Town Mill to mark Remembrance

THE Town Mill in Lyme Regis had put on an impressive display to commemorate Remembrance but unfortunately had to close its doors shortly after due to the new lockdown rules. 

The facade of the historic mill has been decorated with cascading poppies knitted by volunteers, while the courtyard has been decorated with poppy bunting and a Remembrance theme display was due to go on show in the Courtyard Gallery.

However, the mill had to close its doors for the second time this year to meet the government’s COVID-19 guidelines. This means the mill itself, two galleries and shop are currently closed.

It is hoped the complex can reopen at the beginning of December to continue its programme of exhibitions, scaled-back and socially-distanced tours and special events in the run up to Christmas.

It is hoped the mill shop will be selling its hand-milled flour as well unique Christmas kits for adults, children and pets, and there will be a visit from Father Christmas with full details to be announced. A large Christmas tree has also been donated to the mill from town councillor Cheryl Reynolds and her granddaughter Lillie, and local children are invited to make decorations for it.

Both art galleries have a fantastic Christmas programme, with the return of the popular Pop Up Vintage shop in the Courtyard Gallery, while the Malthouse Gallery will host a pop-up upholstery shop with designer furniture for that special gift.

Updates on all events will be available on the website www.townmill.org.uk

Any artist or craft person interested in selling at ‘Christmas at the Mill’ should contact petrinatownmill@gmail.com for full details

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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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