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Hydro Update
Hydro
Progress    Newsletter Spring 2017 The Eskdale
generator became accredited under the government's Renewables
Obligation scheme in July 2016, so is permitted to earn Feed-in
Tariff payments for the electricity produced. In testing during a
sustained p...

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Heritage
Lottery Fund project update The
last Newsletter reported the decision to defer our round-2
application to the Heritage Lottery Fund from November 2016, to allow
time for closing the funding gap caused by higher than expected building costs. Many t...

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Native of Eskdale – Another Country by Margaret Armstrong Elliott
Hayloft
Publishing, 249 pages, £12.00 from the Ratty stations and other
local shops Margaret
Armstrong Elliott was born in 1931. Her family farmed at Paddockwray
and the Woolpack, also running the Inn. The farms were separated by
Christcliff, inconvenient...

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Volunteering – review of 2016 visitor season
Volunteering – review of
2016 visitor season Admissions Weekly
opening from Wednesday to Saturday between 10.45 am and 4.00 pm
commenced in June. I opened the mill on 18 days in June, 12 in July,
15 in August and 18 in September. There were 2,450 visitor...

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Volunteering – review of 2016 visitor season
Admissions Weekly
opening from Wednesday to Saturday between 10.45 am and 4.00 pm
commenced in June. I opened the mill on 18 days in June, 12 in July,
15 in August and 18 in September. There were 2,450 visitors; one
quarter were children. I took £5,100 i...

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HYDRO SCHEME PROGRESS - NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016
The
first use of water power to generate electricity at Eskdale corn mill
was in the 1930’s. The winnowing machine, formerly part of the oat
milling machinery, was replaced by a dynamo, which only supplied
sufficient power for DC electric light in the cotta...

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Heritage Lottery Fund project update
Heritage
Lottery Fund project update the good news We
learned a year ago that our round-1 application to HLF was
successful, but did not receive permission to start detailed planning
and costing until April 2016. This frustrating period, when parts of
our ...

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Opening times 2016 update
Opening times for the mill during 2016 are based on the availability of volunteers to open the mill and welcome visitors. We aim to be open at the following times until 2nd October 2016 :   Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm.

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Heritage Lottery Fund success
We were delighted to learn at the end of November that our first round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a major grant has been successful.  £67,000 has been awarded to fund the development stage when, assisted by various consultants, we will wor...

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Volunteering and mill opening in 2016
When the Trust decided on a major restoration project and change in the presentation of the mill, to follow Dave King’s retirement early this year, we anticipated remaining closed for the 2016 and 2017 visitor seasons, whilst funding was secured, work was c...
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