Avoncroft Museum Windmill Appeal

The Rotary Club of Bromsgrove is pleased to be able to support the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings with a donation of £5000 to kickstart the fundraising campaign towards the restoration costs of the windmill to full working order; the mill was rescued and taken to the site in 1969 and officially opened for milling on 1 April 1977. Our President John Teece announced the donation at the recent Lammastide Festival at the Museum on Sunday 1 August also known as Loaf Mass Day when the Court Leet visited and ‘blessed the bread.’ John said, “The Danzey Green Windmill is an iconic symbol for the Museum, and for Bromsgrove, and the Rotary Club is delighted to be supporting the efforts to maintain it. We were really pleased to be able to join the Court Leet and celebrate Lammas Day at the same time as presenting the donation to the team at Avoncroft.” The windmill is one of only three surviving post mills in the Midlands (so called because the upper part of the structure pivots on a huge central post) with a Midland type brick roundhouse as a base. It was constructed around 1790.

Members of the Bromsgrove Court Leet with our President John Teece and Chair of our Home Committee Rotarian Ellen Evans and her daughter Jasmine pictured on the right. Credit for the photos goes with our gratitude to Geoff Hawkesworth Member of the Court Leet and their appointed photographer.
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