The guided walks for the Festival of British Archaeology were a great success, informing approximately 60 members of the public and UWHG members about the Whitfield Syke Mill complex.
Each walk followed more or less the same format, only being slightly adapted for the different parties. The “dry run” for UWHG members proved to be very wet indeed in the rain, but all members battled valiantly on, in spite of getting soaked! The following weekends proved to be exceptionally hot and so were taken at a more leisurely pace.
|Alison talking about walls & boundaries (Photo by Jane Lunnon)|
|Alison pointing out remains of cottages in the walls (Photo by Jane Lunnon)|
|Chris explains development of the mill (photo by Jane Lunnon)|
|Ruth explaining the water management systems (photo by Jane Lunnon)|
Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the walks and said how interesting they had found them – many people having walked there frequently but knowing very little about the mill complex. They all agreed that their walks in future would take much longer as they would now be looking at walls and buildings, etc in a very different light!