Earlier this year the Museum Service was fortunate to receive grant-aid to buy a William Ratcliffe painting called Reflections Ickleford, which shows part of the now-demolished Hyde Mill, Ickleford.
Some of the generous Heritage Lottery funding was also for project work in Ickleford, to enable local residents to learn more about the history of their village, and particularly about Hyde Mill. Working with local volunteers, the Museum Service helped with displays in the church on the Open Village weekend, visited the school, and helped with the excavation of the mill site. The photos show some of the work which has taken place so far; watch this space for the rest of the project.
Leave a Reply