Location: Lacey Green
Hours: Occasional Sundays and Bank Holidays
Lacey Green Windmill is the oldest surviving smock mill in England; its important timber machinery is over 350 years old. By the late 1960s the mill had deteriorated and was on the verge of collapse. Restoration started in 1971 and it took more than fifteen years for Chiltern Society volunteers to return it to glory.
Today the Windmill is fully preserved and maintained by Chiltern Society volunteers who are delighted to be able to share it with the public.
We’re looking for volunteer wardens to greet visitors help us show them around this prestigious landmark. The Windmill is open to the public on Sundays and Bank Holidays from May – September. If you can spare just a couple of afternoons, this could be perfect and would be a great introduction to volunteering if it’s new to you.
You won’t need a detailed knowledge of windmills (although you’re bound to learn a lot over time) and with about 1000 visitors each year, you’ll find that giving up a few hours on a Sunday or Bank holiday Monday will be tremendously rewarding.
There are two wardens on duty each time the windmill opens its doors so, working together, you can give the increasing number of interested visitors an opportunity to explore and understand this unique historic building and the milling process. Training will, of course, be provided.
Lacey Green is about 2 miles south of Princes Risborough and the 300 bus (Aylesbury to High Wycombe) stops nearby so, if you don’t drive, getting there couldn’t be easier.
Alternatively you can email our Volunteer Co-ordinator or call us on 01494 771250 to find out more about this role.