Take a look around historic mill

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A CHANCE to look around a historic mill which was abandoned in the 1920s will take place this weekend (May 10 and 11).

People will have the chance to see the results of a remarkable restoration project at Shelsley Water Mill found at the foot of the Shelsley Walsh Climb in the Teme Valley.

The mill is the county's only working water-powered corn mill and is open as part of a national weekend.

Abandoned in the 1920s, a small group of retired enthusiasts took over the derelict mill in 2006.

Over the next four years they reinstated the old mill pond, renewed rotten timbers and replaced rusted iron work.

In 2010, the mill was officially re-opened by Lady Alexandra Winnington and has since been producing its own wholemeal flour.

Shelsley Mill will be open from 10am to 4pm on both days of the national open mills weekend.

Visitors will be able to see a short DVD presentation of the restoration story before touring the building while it is in full operation.

There is free parking and admission is free.

Refreshments will be available and donations can be made to Shelsley Water Mill Society which now looks after the mill.

For more information log on to shelsleywatermill.com.

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