Millhouses Corn Mill in Millhouses Park dates back before the 13th century and is now the last corn mill in Sheffield. The mill was donated to the Sheffield City Council and has been used as a depot for the park from 1950.
The restoration work on the mill has now started and this questionnaire survey is to investigate how people feel about the suggestions proposed for the mill to be a historical, educational learning centre for the public.
A team of Masters students from Sheffield Hallam University are working on an exciting project on behalf of Millhouses Park to produce ideas for the use of the Mill.
Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback on our ideas by clicking on the link below:
“I thought you might like to take this photo to the next volunteer’s meeting. It shows some members of Trinity Day Care Trust with wives and helpers.
We enjoyed a stroll through the park reminiscing about the old days there and noting the recent developments and improvements. Everyone commented on how lovely the park looks, especially at the moment with the profusion of colour and the beauty of the wild flower gardens.
The eight wheelchair users easily got round the sensory garden, and while the culinary experts were crushing, sniffing and naming, others were merely dreaming of Sunday dinner!
The time and effort put in by you and the other volunteers is noted, and is very much appreciated. Thank you.”
A very big thanks to all who helped make yesterdays Duck Race successful, I hope you will see from the attached pictures the magic of our little Fish Pass Stream continues to captivate, involve, entertain and bring a smile to a very many faces and add that little something extra to a day out in Millhouses Park.
Donations for the day were £84 which are going towards the Central Climbing/Balancing/sliding block that is to be restored for another 10 years popular use.
We will be running again over August Bank Holiday with the permission of the British Weather.
Monday 29th July – 1000 Café – Bring Gloves – We need to pick it now before the seeds burst!
Balsam along the margins of the river through the park again this year. After a blitz 2 years ago there was far less last year and we managed to keep on top of it without help. I suspect that this “crop” was washed down from further up with the flooding this year. I have arranged for the Rangers and Ziggy (environmental Officer) to help on Monday 29th July to help. I would be grateful if you could join us. We will meet at 10 am at the cafe. We may need to work over lunch so bring sustenance if required. I will supply coffee and biscuits. We hope to litter pick the river and margins at the same time depending on time and numbers so if you have waterproof footwear all the better. Hope to see you if you can make it.
The Friend of Millhouses Park Great Annual Duck Race will take place this year on SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST at 10:00 on the FISH PASS!
This year, in collaboration with ACTIVITY SHEFFIELD, there will also be ZORB BALLS and a CLIMBING TOWER in the NORTH FIELD (between the Main Car Park and the Skate Park). Why not come along and challenge yourself?
Today saw the first opening of the Small Mill Building to a group of invited guests.
It’s been a labour of love to save this old lady from dereliction and decay, but she’s now safe and waiting for a new and exciting use!