Research on the lost Township of Broo: an Update on Recent Findings
There will be an illustrated talk by Dr Gerald F Bigelow, Director, Shetland Islands Climate and Settlement Project, in the Boddam Hall on Thursday, 14 May 2015 at 7.45pm.
We know that you will find Dr. Bigelow’s talk interesting and informative. Please join us on Thursday evening for an update on the Project.
“For the last few years teams of archaeologists and scientists of various disciplines have been investigating the causes and the impacts of the massive sand movements that created Quendale Links. One historically known result of the sand blowing inland was the destruction of the prosperous township of Broo (or “Brew”, or “Brow”). Dr Bigelow will give an update on the results of past and present research on the Broo township and the sand disaster that doomed it”.
Weekend Events – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2015.
National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage, co-ordinated by the SPAB Mills Section, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Further details are available at the following link: www.nationalmillsweekend.co.uk
In conjunction with National Mills Weekend SPAB have organised a Mills in Art Competition which is open to all age groups with separate categories for fine art, photography and under-16. Further details and entry forms are available on the National Mills Weekend website. Please note the closing date for entries is 24 May 2015.
Mills on the Air
Lerwick Amateur Radio Society will again be setting up a RADIO Station (call GB2QM) in the Quendale Mill from where they will be contacting fellow enthusiasts from destinations throughout Europe as well as in other Mills in the UK.
The Mill is now open for the 2015 season. Come awa in – we’ll be blyde ta see you.
Here you will find things of interest for all ages and more than enough to while away the time on a dreich day.
The Annual General Meeting of the South Mainland Community History Group was held at 1930 in the Quendale Mill on Thursday, 23 October 2014.
This meeting was open to the public. Our weekly meetings continue in the Mill each Thursday evening at 7.30pm. Anyone with an interest in the history of this area is cordially invited to our meetings – and to join us for a cuppa.
In flower now at the Quendale Mill.
Quite a sight. In its first season of flowering, this Russian Vine makes an interesting addition to the growing list of attractions at the Mill.
The Quendale Mill will again be participating in ‘National Mills Weekend’ in 2015 and the dates have now been confirmed as Saturday 09 and Sunday 10 May.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings will also be repeating the theme of ‘Mills in Art’ due to the popularity of the event this year. The results of this year’s competition can be seen on the SPAB website at the following link: