Bob's Mill Diary - July 20, 2011, to volunteers

We are starting our next archaeological project in Mellor.  Some work has already begun on the Wellington Wheel Pit at Mellor Mill.   We have cleared the pit of over 100 years of debris and masonry and started to make a safe access down into the bottom of the pit.  We are now looking for interested volunteers to help with a wide variety of tasks to make the Wheel Pit presentable and viewable by the general public.  The timescale is fairly short as we hope to have the pit open by the autumn complete with story boards and safety fencing [an optimistic hope!].   There is quite lot to do.   We will be sifting the 120 tons of debris and masonry that came out of the pit for artefacts, making pathways, cleaning stonework and making the site safe and a welcoming visit for the general public.   Towards this end we are having an initial meeting of those interested in becoming a volunteer this Sunday (24th July) at Mellor Mill (junction of Lakes Road and Bottoms Mill Road - next to the North Lake at the Roman Lakes) at 2pm.  If you are interested, or you have a friend who is, just come along to the meeting (maximum 1 hour) to hear what the project is all about and see where you might fit in.   If you have any queries or can't make Sunday please email Bob Humphrey-Taylor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone on 07710964046 to get further information.