We’re exploring the stories of the Mills of the Wye. Join Chiltern Rangers and Wycombe Museum to find out about the watermills grinding corn, make bread at our
We’re exploring the stories of the Mills of the Wye. Join Chiltern Rangers and Wycombe Museum to find out about the watermills grinding corn, make bread at our fire, learn about how the Victorians cooked and what they ate and have a go at some corn crafts!
This is the final event in a four-part series on milling on the River Wye in High Wycombe. In this installment, we’ll be exploring the story of the earliest kind of mills – corn mills. Understand more about the watermills which made flour -the final mill standing of the Wye still grinds flour today!
Use some of our local flour to make damper, a kind of bread cooked over our outside flour. Find out about the Victorians’ cooking methods and what they ate. And finally have a go at some corn crafts.
Wycombe’s river, the river Wye, is the reason many of us are living in the town. Historically, its waters attracted people to the valley and by 1816, more than 30 mills were dotted along the Wye, grinding corn into flour, ‘fulling’ cloth, making paper, and sawing wood from the surrounding Chilterns’ woodland.
Need to know:
- Book a 75 minute slot to get hands on at Wycombe Museum!
- Suitable for families and individuals – under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
- This activity will take place at Wycombe Museum and involves flour, fire and water so please dress for the weather and the activity!
- At Wycombe Museum there are toilets, a café and space to play in the grounds – for more info see https://wycombemuseum.org.uk/visit
- NOTE that this session is all about grains – wheat etc, so is not suitable for those with related allergies!
This event is FREE – please book to secure your slot.
(Sunday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm