Winter Newsletter (Nov 2014)


Heritage Angels Award


Five past and present trustees went to London on Monday 3 November for the Heritage Angels Award ceremony held in the beautiful Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.  The RHT had been short-listed in the category Best Rescue of an Industrial Building, one of four categories.  The show was sponsored by Andrew Lloyd Webber and he and the head of English Heritage were the comperes. The performance currently on at the theatre is The Commitments and we were treated to four numbers from the show by several of the cast. The event was run a bit like the Oscars – the nominees were announced followed by a short video made of each during the summer.  And the winner is… Howsham Mill and to triumphal music two of us went up on stage to receive the award and be interviewed by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  The final award was the peoples’ choice that some of you may have voted for.  It was won by a group who have restored a windmill which has taken 34 years and was done entirely by volunteers – a worthy winner. Later all the contestants enjoyed an after show party at a nearby restaurant.  All told an excellent evening.

Dates for the diary…

Wednesday 3rd Dec – Wire Christmas Tree Decorations workshop. Course costs £20. 10am – 4pm. (4 spaces left).
Thursday 4th Dec – Fab Fairies workshop. Course costs £10. Morning session 10-1pm and afternoon session 1.30-4pm.
Sunday 7th Dec – Christmas Craft Fair. 11am – 4pm. Free Entry. On sale will be a selection of yuletide arts and crafts all produced locally.
Saturday 13th Dec – Christmas Garlands Workshop. Course costs £10. 10am-4pm.


Saturday 31st January 2015

Join us for our Annual General Meeting, to be held at the Mill at 2pm.

Watch this space…

Keep an eye on the website over the next couple of months, to find out what courses and events will on throughout 2015.