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Gareth Thornley
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A bit of history
Our Heritage Lottery Fund award will
enable us to learn more of the mill’s past from archaeological work
by professionals, and a local history study led by volunteers, as
parts of the three-year project. The process began as our
application developed, with...
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Hydro progress
 - February 2018 By
5 February we had built a sufficiently well-structured enclosure
around the relocated generating machinery to allow us to test its
effectiveness in limiting the noise which was of some concern. At
the time of writing, the generator has ...
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Heritage Lottery Fund update
Eskdale Mill &
Heritage Trust Newsletter
Spring 2018 Heritage
Lottery Fund update The
trustees have been working on plans for a Heritage Lottery funded
restoration scheme since 2014. Having completed our development
phase in February 2017, we hoped that HL...
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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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