Bid to restore historic mill

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Ashfield District Council has been working with local heritage groups to restore the historic grade two listed Lindley’s Mill in Sutton.

The mill is located on Prospect Place, off High Pavement, and provides an important link with Sutton’s industrial past.

As part of the project a roof has been put on the mill to make it weatherproof and suitable for visitors.

A spokesperson for the council said: “Signage and interpretation has been installed outside the mill and the next phase of the project will see interpretation and artefacts put inside the mill to bring it to life. Visitors will be able to imagine what the mill was like when it was a thriving business. A book and leaflets are being produced about the history of Sutton’s mills.

“We are looking for any old photographs, artefacts or tools which could be donated such as a mill stone and any furniture typically found in a mill. We would also love to hear any stories you have about any of the mills which could be incorporated into the book.”

Contact either Marg Thorne of Sutton Library on margthorne@gmail.com or Ian or Angela Morris of Sutton Heritage Society on ianmorris738@talktalk.net or Sarah Daniel at Ashfield District Council on 01623 457249.