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:
There will be an interesting display of several of Geordie Jacobson’s private collection of cameras at the Mill during the coming season – don’t miss it! These will include Brownie 127; Canon AE-1; Canon Power Shot S40; Klito (Junior Folding); Olympus Trip 35; Polaroid; Praktica Super TL; Yashica; Zorki-4K – and several more besides. To further enhance the collection there will also be an interesting selection of photos taken with some of these cameras, along with various accessories.
Virkie School Photos – Update
The History Group is currently collating information on Virkie Public School and would appreciate any information, anecdotes, photographs (with names where possible) that you would be willing to share with us. So far we have photos and names for the following school years:
1910 (unnamed); 1929; 1933; 1935; 1943; 1948; 1950 (need a better photo); 1951 (2 classes); 1958 (missing a name); 1960 (missing 3 names); 1964; 1966 & 1968.
Can you help? All photos are scanned and returned promptly to their owners.
Email us or contact Joyce Henderson – tel. no. 01950 46055001950 460550.
The Quendale Mill is once again participating in National Mills Weekend, which will take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May 2014. This is organised through the auspices of SPAB – the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, please see their website at the following link for further information:
National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage and provides you with a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public. This year they are celebrating Mills in Art, and they want to see your artworks! To enter their competition, all you need to do is to send them your windmill or watermill inspired artwork, in any medium, by 31 May 2014.
There are two categories: Adult, and Under 16. Winning entries will receive two years’ free individual membership of the SPAB Mills Section* (worth £70), or of the Young Millers for under-16s, and free copies of Martin Watts’s books on Windmills and Watermills published by Shire Books. Further details and entry forms are available on their website at the following link:
Mills on the Air
As an added attraction Zetland Amateur Radio Club will also be setting up a Radio Station in the Mill on this same weekend. Last year saw them contacting fellow enthusiasts from all over Europe, as well as in Mills in various locations throughout the UK.
Peter Leybourne MM5PSL and Magnus Henry MM6MFA whilst on duty for Zetland Amateur Radio Club, contacting fellow enthusiasts during National Mills Weekend 2014 at the Quendale Mill.
Please see our post further down the page for information on last year’s event.