milling

Ann Bodkin, miller at Brixton Windmill, reports on projects across the year. In 2019, we started the conversation on playing a part in today’s grain system, in Brixton Millers at Farmerama CEREAL celebrations. As part of the windmill’s living heritage, our contribution today is rooted 
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I have been a volunteer for about 6 months, and have mainly been involved in baking and helping with the pop-up café and the shop in the Windmill Centre, also helping the team on open days.
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I’ve lived on the estate for 21 years and always had it in my mind to see what was going on locally, in order to see if I could help out and meet new people. The windmill seemed the obvious choice, because let’s face it… it’s cool as…😜
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'I love interacting and welcoming parents and children visiting the cafe with a warm smile. Seeing the excitement on people's faces discovering Brixton Windmill for the first time is also nice.'
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'I have met lovely inspiring people, it has allowed me to take part safely in volunteering during the lockdown, it's been a help to me to help others. It has given me an insight into how community spaces can work and a lot of hope for the future.'
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Volunteer baker
"I lost my job due to the Covid situation, and FoWG has been that little light that's kept me going. I see great things in the future for the Friends."
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Volunteer miller
"There are loads of different roles available here, and within a few months I had already branched into other areas of volunteering at the windmill. I love that my role here can be so varied."
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