Friends of

Upminster Windmill

Events Diary

Open Weekend

Open Weekend in August

 

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018

1pm-4pm

Come along to our Visitor Centre where Volunteers will be on hand to inform you about the history of the site and about our restoration project. This weekend we will be exploring the theme of Food at the Windmill.  Free Entry

Open Weekend

Open Weekend in July

 

Saturday 21st July and Sunday 22nd July 2018

1pm-4pm

Come along to our Visitor Centre where you can see objects from the former Millers House which were excavated on the site of our Visitor Centre. Free Entry

Open Weekend

Open Weekend in June

 

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018

1pm-4pm

Come along to our Visitor Centre where Volunteers will be on hand to inform you about the history of the site and about our restoration project. Free Entry

Open Weekend

National Mills Weekend

 

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018

1pm-4pm

We will be opening our visitor centre as part of National Mills Weekend. Come along and lean about the Windmill and our ongoing restoration project. Free Entry

Open Weekend

Open Weekend in April

 

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April 2018

1pm-4pm

Come and visit us on our first open weekend of the year. Volunteers will be at our visitor centre to inform you about the history of the site and about our restoration project. Free Entry 

Easter

Easter Wreath Workshop

 

Wednesday 28th March 2018

10.30am-12.30pm

A local florist will be here for a Easter themed florist workshop. Your wreath can either be hung on the door or used as a table centrepiece. The workshop costs £20 and includes materials and refreshments. 

 

Booking is essential - to book contact Charlotte on 01708 642919 or at charlottethemiller@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Quiz

Quiz Night

 

Saturday 24th February 2018

7pm for a 7:30pm start

Friends of Upminster Windmill wlll be hosting a Quiz Night at St Lawrence Church, Main Hall, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, RM14 2BB.

 

Tables of 8 -To book a table ring Linda on 01708 225 451 

 

 

 

Christmas

Xmas Centrepiece Workshop

 

Wednesday 6th December

10.30am-12.30pm

A local florist will be leading a Christmas themed table centrepiece workshop. The workshop costs £17 and includes materials and refreshments. 

 

Booking is essential - to book contact Charlotte on 01708 642919 or at charlottethemiller@gmail.com.

 

New Visitor Centre

Murder Mystery Evening

 

Saturday 21st October

7.30pm

Ad Hoc Players Present "Death on Delivery" a murder mystery evening. Tickets cost £10 and include Supper.

 

The event will be at North Street Hall, Hornchurch, RM11 1QX. To buy tickets contact Peter Scott on 01708 227259.

 

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Essex Industrial Heritage Fair

 

Saturday 7th October

New Visitor Centre

Open Days in September

 

9th, 10th, 16th & 17th September 2017

1pm-4pm

The Friends of Upminster Windmill would like to invite you to visit our new Visitor Centre. Come along and lean about the Windmill and our ongoing restoration project. Free Entry

PLEASE NOTE: We are taking part in London Open House on 16th & 17th but it has been advertised incorrectly in the London Open House Guide. 

Cap removal

Open Days in August

 

​19th, 20th, 26th, 27th & 28th August 2017

1pm-4pm

The Friends of Upminster Windmill would like to invite you to visit our new Visitor Centre. Come along and lean about the Windmill and our ongoing restoration project. Free Entry

Archaeology

Family Archaeology Day

 

Friday 28th July 2017

11am-4pm

Come and see our excavation site and help us uncover more history. We will a variety of activities including an exhibition, do your own dig, and object handling.

Archaeology

Open Archaeology Weekend

 

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd July 2017

Both days 10am-4pm 

We will have some of our finds on display and even some finds for you to handle. You will be able to take part in some of the excavations looking for the Victorian Gardens and paths.

Fenwick Treasure

Fenwick Treasure Talk

Thursday 27th July 2017​

Talk at Upminster Windmill Visitor Centre- 7pm

To celebrate the Festival Of Archaeology we will be hosting a talk about the Fenwick Treasure. Join Adam Wightmas as he informs us about this hoard of Roman Jewellery. This is a free talk, spaces are limited so booking is required. To book call Charlotte on 01708 642919 or email  charlottethemiller@gmail.com 

Millers Scissors

Millers Scissors​

A talk and a demonstration

At 1030-1230 the group will give a meet on the 22nd May to practice their smocking skills.  Please contact Charlotte to book your place. Also see Newsletter for further details.

AGM of the Friends​

15th May 2017

 

 

The AGM will be held in the NEW VISITOR CENTRE at 7.30 pm

Coffee

Coffee afternoons 

29 March 17

29 March 2017 at 2.30 - The Old Chapel

For the Friends, Volunteers and welcome new members interested in the work being done to restore the Windmill.

19 April 2017 at 2.30 - New Visitor Centre

 For the Friends, Volunteers and welcome new members interested in the work being done to restore the Windmill.

Removal of the Cap 

May 27th, 2016

The Cap is removed

The cap was gently removed and lowered to the ground as if it was delicate glass.  Soon it will be on its way to Holland for refurbishment. 

Picture by Andrew Conway.

The Dust Floor 

May 27th, 2016

The Dust floor as you have never seen it.

Once the cap was removed the Dust Floor was open to the elements.   This is the view from above with the wallower still in place

Picture by Andrew Conway.

Archives - A request

April, 2016

We have a huge archive of memorabilia about the Windmill but many of the records are incomplete.  Would you please send us (or contact us for collection) ANY old postcards, newspaper articles, magazine articles, photographs, objects, drawings or documents that refer to the Windmill.  We will simply copy what you send us and we will return the originals.  Anything and everything is of interest.

Upminster Windmill is managed on behalf of the London Borough of Havering by The Friends of Upminster Windmill. Registered Charity 1162180

 

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