Volunteers wanted at the Ford End Watermill, Ivinghoe

Ford End is a small farm mill, which has produced flour and animal feed for centuries. Although clear evidence of its early existence on the site has not been found, a possible reference to it was made in a document of 1232. It was later suggested that, in 1346, the mill belonged to the Neyrnut Manor at nearby Pitstone Green and the ‘Victoria County History of Buckinghamshire’ referred to ownership of a mill in Ivinghoe during the 14th Century. There are further references in 16th century documents to a mill in Ivinghoe however these do not identify the site positively as that of the mill at Ford End. The oldest verifiable date for the mill is a parish record of 1616.

The Mill is looking for a couple of maintenance volunteers for regular help on Sunday mornings and people to help on opening days.  Could you spare a few hours on either a Sunday or Bank Holiday 2pm to 6pm?  Please see the list of the opening dates, any help would be gratefully received.

5th June – Sunday

19th June – Sunday

3rd July – Sunday

24th July – Sunday

14th August – Sunday

29th August – BH Monday

11th Sept – Sunday

9th October – Sunday  – as part of Tring’s Own Apple Fayre

If you are interested in volunteering at this Historic Watermill, please contact the Mill Manager Chris Tugby on 01442 825421 or email millman@fordendwatermill.co.uk and/or the Chairman, Stephen Booth on 01296 661745 email stephen.booth@btinternet.com