Project ID605
DescriptionHeckington Mill Renovation Project near Sleaford: From Field to Fork
TopicSocial history
TypeU3A-led research (SLP)
U3ASleaford U3A
Organization/partnerHeckington Windmill Trust
Year started2015
Source of reference
Sources 63, February 2018
Displays for a 'Reminiscences Day'.
Oral history recordings.
Artifact database.
History folders of research findings.
Talks and displays for local U3As.

This was a long term project as part of the Heckington Mill renovation project developing a new information centre. There were two strands of research. One group worked with the archivist conserving and cataloguing objects and documents for the mill’s archive database. Another group conducted research on the milling families and associated trades. Findings were collating into history folders which will inform the interpretative work for the information centre. The project team also disseminated findings in talks and displays as part of a Reminiscence day at the mill and for local U3As groups.