The plans to put the Whitchurch Silk Mill on a more secure footing continue as the trial weaving of a ‘Celebration Silk’ continues and Christmas activities come closer.

The Mill was in serious difficulty and with the new Trustees moving forward with enthusiasm, it will cement its position as a leading heritage attraction. Trial weaving is proving successful and it is hoped the silk may be used in some locally available products.

Next month the Mill will also be fully participating in the Whitchurch Late Night Shopping when a number of artisan crafts people will be exhibiting within the Mill buildings themselves. With mulled wine and nibbles, this event will also feature the Harmony Choir.

Meanwhile the Trustees are drawing up a strategy to secure the Mill’s future, working in partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust, the latter who own the buildings, land, and machinery.
It has also been reported that the previous manager Mr Stephen Bryer has now left the Mill.
Trustee Claire Isbester has announced this week that “the Trustees will be appointing an interim manager to run the Mill in accordance with its status as a heritage site of national importance and hope to make an announcement very soon”.

Meanwhile mark the date for the Christmas open evening – Thursday December 6th
This will be very special down at the Mill.

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