“Woodbridge Tide Mill Trust is pleased to welcome two new Trustees on board. Lady Caroline Blois and Clare Perkins were recently nominated by Woodbridge Town Council.
Lady Caroline Blois has been active in public life as a member of East Suffolk Health Authority and Chairman of the managers of St Audreys. In her fifth year as Town Councillor and currently chairman of its Amenities committee, Lady Blois served as Deputy Mayor for Woodbridge last year.
Clare Perkins has lived in and around Woodbridge for 12 years. She runs a successful local business and was appointed as Deputy Mayor of Woodbridge on 10th May 2016.
Both will be taking an active role in helping to manage the Tide Mill and maintain its attraction, which will make a significant contribution to its long term future”.
Nigel Barratt said “Having completed the restoration, with the help of many volunteers, the next stage is to consolidate all our hard work”. He went on “Our ambition is to make the Mill as self-sustaining as is possible, and a strengthened Trust with these new trustees is a key element in this aim”.
Woodbridge Tide Mill is one of only two tide mills in the country producing stone-ground wholemeal flour the traditional way. Woodbridge Tide Mill is a 220 year old mill, the third tide mill on this site, so following a tide milling tradition in Woodbridge spanning nearly 850 years. It is managed and maintained by volunteers, dedicated to sustain this marvellous example of a bygone age as a visitor attraction and educational resource, and now producing genuine stone-ground strong wholemeal flour as it has done for centuries. The flour is available to buy and is used by many local businesses for their own produce such as The Cake Shop in Woodbridge. Woodbridge Tide Mill is an iconic symbol for Woodbridge.