Shalford Mill

Shalford Mill river view

The mill inside and out 

Discover a mill that is evocative of a bygone era, showing a vital part of village life, and unearthing characters from the past in the process.

Upcoming events

Try geocaching

Sun 27 May 2018
Borrow our GPS to follow a preset trail, a 2 mile circular walk, collecting clues to find a hidden cache at the mill. This is an introduction to geocaching and help you to discover caches all over the world. £2 for trail.

Science in action: cogs, gears and wheels

Wed 30 May 2018
Discover how ingenious gears, wheels and belts make light work of heavy industry. There will be a quiz and practical challenges, including making a water wheel capable of lifting objects.

Wharf to Mill by boat

Wed 13 Jun 2018
Boat from Dapdune Wharf to St Catherine's, and then walk across the boardwalk uphill to the mill for a tour and a picnic. Return boat trip to Dapdune.

Chocolate discovery

Thu 14 Jun 2018
Chocolatier Joanna Marshall, of award winning Kokoh Chocolate, will tell us the story of making fabulous handmade chocolate, created with a passion from the finest ingredients and combinations for a sensational taste. The evening will include...

Ferguson's Gang weekend midnight feast

Sat 23 Jun 2018
Join the Gang for a 'midnight' feast and a re-enactment of their summer solstice rituals. Children will be led on an after dark adventure, which includes a feast. Children must be accompanied with an adult.

Children's 'strong women' postcard making workshop

Sun 24 Jun 2018
Author and artist, Polly Bagnall, will read stories about the Ferguson Gang members. Use the inspiration of the Gang to draw pictures of the Gang on a blank postcard which will go up on a pinboard, and then made into a set of postcards by Polly...
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Get involved

Volunteers sitting out beside the river

Join the team 

Fancy playing your part to keep an 18th century water mill open for the public to enjoy? Shalford Mill is always on the lookout for interested people to volunteer at the property.

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Ferguson's Gang members Shot Biddy, Kate O’Brien and Bill Stickers enjoying a picnic, 1935

Ferguson's gang 

Ferguson’s Gang was formed in 1927 with five core members, all of whom were women. Their aim was to raise awareness of the need to protect rural areas and they supported the organisation they considered to be the most dedicated to preserving England’s heritage: the National Trust.