Saturday 8 July 2023

IT LOOKS as if historic Skidby Mill is to regain its sails, ten years after they stopped turning. The four sails were ultimately removed for restoration after wet rot was discovered in two of them. Now plans lodged with East Riding Council, who own the mill, would see two of the original sails and two new ones fitted and although they will turn, it will no longer be possible to do any milling because of concerns about the stress that would put on the whole mechanism. 

The mill, built in 1821, is home to the council-run Museum of East Riding Rural Life and includes a cafe. It’s a popular attraction, housing displays of agricultural equipment which charts the history of farming communities in the county. Previously it was able to produce flour for sale as part of demonstrations of the mill’s grinding mechanism.

THE EAST Riding Children’s Festival of Words returns with an exciting programme of events from July 29 to August 6, with associated events continuing throughout August and into September. These include story-times, stop motion animation sessions, drawing workshops, and more. 

New for this year will be events in support and celebration of Beverley Pride, taking place on Saturday August 5 at Beverley Library when families can join drag queen Regina Sparkles reading “Giraffes Can’t Dance” More information on the festival here

BEVERLEY and District Art Club members will be displaying examples of their work in an exhibition in Beverley Minster from July 11-20.