Watermill area transformed…

Thanks to all the volunteers who came along to help us plant trees and shubs in the riverside area around the watermill at York Castle Museum at the weekend.

Planting

Looking down the riverbank

Work has been going on all winter on landscaping the area along the River Foss so visitors can explore along the bank and also learn more about the remains of the former York Castle next to the site.

The side of the mill with the remains of the Castle wall behind

We appealed for volunteers to come forward and help us put in trees and plants next to the new pathways and around the mill.

Looking down the mill towards Foss

Raindale Mill originally stood in the North York Moors and was rebuilt next to the River Foss behind the museum.

The mill pond

It is now back in full working order and will reopen to visitors later this Spring.

The wheel in action

Inside the mill

Thanks to all those who came and helped at the weekend – we managed to plant around half the trees and will be doing it all again on Saturday, 24 March.

If you would like to help out, please email our Volunteers Manager Fiona Burton at  fiona.burton@ymt.org.uk

More plants awaiting their new homes

 

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lovely…well done all…if only I lived there I would have been glad to help…great memories of Raindale Mill

drake March 14th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

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