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Weʼre raising £6,000 to Maintain our wonderful Thurne Mill during 2018. It's Norfolk's most photographed mill it's still working so let's keep it turning!

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Thurne Mill is coming up to its 200th birthday and is still working! Let's keep it turning!

Built in 1820 it has been a unique part of Norfolk’s landscape and with its accessibility and white paintwork it is the most photographed mill on the Broads.

It was saved by Bob Morse in 1949 when most mills were being destroyed for their metal and rubble after the 2nd WW. It was attacked by red algae in 2014 and a big fundraising campaign began with Beetle Drives, quizzes and special events. The ongoing cost per year to keep this fantastic piece of our heritage turning is £6,000. We do not receive any funding and all our money is raised through our Friends of Thurne Mill and those who support our events.

As a young child my family visited the Norfolk Broads every year. Getting on a boat and being out in the countryside was amazing for me. Our first stop always had to be Thurne Mill, I can still remember our journeys along the windy River Thurne when my dad said "go into the cabin and when you come out what side of the river is your mill on!". It changed every time and I was amazed…When we moved to Norfolk I befriended Bob Morse the owner of the mill, we became great friends and he became part of our family. When he sadly passed away in 2007 he left the Mill to me, its such a special thing to have but it is such a huge responsibility too. Lets please let his legacy live on.

We love to open the mill to the public and in order to do this we have to insure it at a cost of £1,000 per year, general maintenance including grass cutting and engineering costs run to £3,000 per year and repainting of the mill costs approx. £10,000 so we need to raise £2,000 per year to prepare for it.

To find out about our Thurne Mill open days and events, look us up on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thurnemill or visit our website thurnemill.org.uk

Update - May 2018 - We've started the paint work thanks to your support. Lots more still to do. Read all about it and see the pictures on our blog: https://windenergymuseum.wordpress.com/category/blog/

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  • Debra Nicholson3 months ago
    Debra Nicholson

    Debra Nicholson

    3 months ago

    Lots of volunteers helped at the mill on 2nd & 3rd June & great progress was made on the cap. We are so proud about how it is looking! The tower is amazing, just need to take time on the woodwork to ensure it is prepared and painted to last! Thank you to everyone who has supported us, we are very grateful and the mill would not survive without it. Could you please share this among friends and family. There are over 250,000 images on google of the mill, if everyone who photograped it donated a £1 we would be able to repaint it every year :)

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  • Debra Nicholson3 months ago
    Debra Nicholson

    Debra Nicholson

    3 months ago

    Update - May 2018 - We've started the paint work thanks to your support. Lots more still to do. Read all about it and see the pictures on our blog: https://windenergymuseum.wordpress.com/category/blog/

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Page last updated on: 8/5/2018 7:39 PM

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  • Claire Barber

    Claire Barber

    Aug 5, 2018

    Sorry we didn’t make it today! But I hope to come and support all the amazing work you do very soon! Claire xxx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 5, 2018

    Keep going Thurne Mill volunteers, you’re doing a grand job!

  • Sarah Tooley

    Sarah Tooley

    Feb 5, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 5, 2018

    Such a beautiful part of Norfolk's Landscape - I love it there - good luck

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 4, 2018

    Local support is essential to restore and retain our heritage. Fantastic work going on here to do just that, pleased to be able to help a little.

  • Vick Smith

    Vick Smith

    Feb 4, 2018

    A pleasure to support this beautiful mill!

    £10.00

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