Free entry to Branscombe's Manor Mill on Sunday

PUBLISHED: 20:07 02 June 2010 | UPDATED: 14:02 18 June 2010

ONE of the National Trust s smallest properties will open on Sunday, June 6. There is free entry to the pretty 19th century rural corn mill of Manor Mill, Branscombe, from 2-5pm.

ONE of the National Trust's smallest properties will open on Sunday, June 6.

There is free entry to the pretty 19th century rural corn mill of Manor Mill, Branscombe, from 2-5pm.

Manned by volunteers, visitors can discover the interesting history of Mill and Manor farm.

Being so small, it often gets overlooked, but combined with a visit to the Old Bakery and Forge, visitors can enjoy a good slice of the village's past.

"This year we have had costumes made for families to try on," said Val Marchant, NT volunteer co-ordinator for Manor Mill.

"Seeing yourself wearing a smock and apron or waistcoat and cap makes the history of the place come alive. We are having an open day on Sunday to show people how even the smallest places have interesting stories to tell."

The Manor Mill team is also looking for more volunteers to keep this special place open. Anyone interested in working a few hours on a Sunday afternoon or Wednesday in July and August should speak to one of staff on Sunday, call (01752) 346585 or email branscombe@nationaltrust.org.uk.


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