Springtime….

Spring is almost upon us and so we are busy preparing to open up the Windmill for another season. As usual visitors will be welcomed on the first Sunday of the month until October, starting on Sunday April 7th 1.30 – 5.30pm and again in April on Easter Sunday and Monday afternoons.

The Stansted Millers AGM takes place in the Day Centre on March 27th from 7.30pm. Our speaker will be Roger Barrett from the History Society. All are welcome…. especially if you’d like to support the Windmill by becoming a member of the Stansted Millers or even helping out as a steward during our Spring and Summer openings!

The Spring Coffee Morning is on Wednesday April 10th in the Day Centre from 10 ’til noon. Entrance is £2,50 which includes refreshments… Hot Cross Buns, tea, coffee etc…. There will be a raffle, Bric a Brac and cake stall.

 

CHRISTMAS OPENING….

The Windmill will be open on Saturday 15th December for a Visit from Santa.

Refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies will be available too!

We will also be open for tours if you’d prefer a little peace and quiet on the upper floors.

A visit to Santa is £4 per child.

Visiting us too is Twisto who will entertain the kids with some magic and balloon modelling before they visit Father Christmas in his new grotto.

Open Day!….

This Sunday 7th October is the last of our scheduled openings this year.  As usual you can have a look around between 1.30 and 5.30pm.

Race Night!

Our next event is the ‘Race Night’ on Saturday 17th November at the Day centre.  It’s a fun evening with a chance to win a little extra cash for Christmas!  Tickets are £10 per person which includes a Fish n Chips or Chicken supper.  They’re available from Richard Thomas or Molly Clark.  Bring your own drinks and glasses.

Santa will also be visiting the Windmill again this year on Saturday 15th December…  more about that soon.

Windmill Fete….

… Bank Holiday Monday 27th August.

Very similar to last year… and hopefully just as sunny!  There will be extra things to do on the Rec’ like last year with the same barrel train ride running between the Windmill and the ‘Rec and the same £3 hand stamp for unlimited goes on the inflatables.

More details to follow soon.

The Windmill will be open as usual on the first Sunday afternoon of the month… 5th August.

Fete 27th August

Next Open Days….

… are this weekend!  Sunday 27th and Bank Holiday Monday 28th of May as well as on the following weekend, Sunday 3rd June.

As usual the Mill will be open to visitors from 1.30pm antil 5.30pm.

The photo below is of a very fine working model of a Post Mill that has been generously loaned to the Windmill by Hugh Unwin .  It has already been much admired by some visiting school groups and contributed enormously to their understanding of how a windmill works…  come and see for yourself!

Post Mill
Model of a Post Mill

It’s nearly Spring…!

With the worst of the cold weather now behind us it’s time to open up the windmill for the coming season.  Our first opening is on Easter Weekend.

Easter Sunday 1st April and Easter Monday 2nd April. 1.30 -5.30pm

The Millers AGM is on 9th March at 8pm in the Day centre.  The Usual AGM business will be folowed by a quiz and then a short talk given by Millwright Paul Kemp.

Paul Kemp inspecting the sails in December 2017.

The photo above shows Paul and Steve Mansfield carrying out a recent inspection not long after the exterior woodwork had been painted…

Visit Father Christmas at the Windmill…

… 2nd December Noon until 5pm…

Visit Santa at Stansted Windmill
Visit Santa at Stansted Windmill

…Visit Father Christmas at the Windmill on 2nd December from 12-5pm.  Twisto!  A balloon artist and magician who you may remember seeing at the Fete this summer,  will also be there to entertain the children and refreshments will be available.

£4 per child

The Mill will be open for tours too… Free of charge for accompanying adults.

Children can dress up if they like!  There will be a prize for the best fancy Dress costumes at 4pm.

Next Events…

Coffee Morning… 
At the Day Centre on  Wednesday 22nd November 10am – noon
Entry is £2.50 and includes some refreshments.  Bric-a-Brac, cake stall, mince pies and Mill Goods will be available.

Visit Father Christmas at the Windmill on 2nd December from 12-5pm.  Twisto!  A balloon artist and magician who you may remember seeing at the Fete this summer,  will also be there to entertain the children and refreshments will be available.

£4 per child

The Mill will be open for tours too… Free of charge for accompanying adults.

Next Opening and the Windmill Fete…

The Mill will next be open to visitors on Sunday 27th August from 1.30 – 5.30pm

At the end of the month on Bank Holiday Monday the annual Windmill Fete will take place at the Mill.  This year we also have some extra attractions on the Recreation Ground.

Fete Poster 2017 August Bank Holiday PM
Windmill Fete 2017