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Why not pop along to Rayleigh Windmill to explore its newest exhibition which is now officially open to the public.

Volunteers, dignitaries and the public attended a small ceremony at the historic landmark recently as the newest exhibit was unveiled which was made possible by donations from local resident Ann Green in memory of her sister Thelma Pastfield, and by donations from family and friends of Brenda Churchill, who had been a regular Windmill Volunteer.

Artefacts of the display, titled “Reflections of a Rural Rayleigh”, include in particular an original “Browns of Rayleigh Windmill” sack that would have been used by the millers at the Windmill. The exhibition reflects rural Rayleigh in an era when much of Rayleigh would supply fresh produce to London Markets. They are looking for new volunteers at the Rayleigh Windmill, email [email protected]

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