Mill offers visitors ‘the best possible experience’ in Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 09:49 24 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:49 24 October 2016

Phil Clayton (right) receives the award from category sponsor, Darren Northeast

Phil Clayton (right) receives the award from category sponsor, Darren Northeast


Volunteers, staff and tenants at Lyme Regis Town Mill are celebrating after winning silver at the Dorset Tourism Awards 2016.

They took the runner up spot in the ‘small visitor attraction of the year’ category – the only charitable group in the class.

Officials travelled to Bovington Tank Museum for the awards ceremony.

Town Mill trustee, artist, and gallery curator Phil Clayton collected it.

He said: “This trophy is testimony to the combined efforts of our volunteers to give visitors the best possible experience when they come to the mill.

“We consistently get great feedback from people who have come to see the working watermill in action - expertly demonstrated by our volunteer millers, and ably assisted by our shop volunteers.

“Our galleries have hosted an ambitious range of varied exhibitions this year, and we have developed our education programme and taken pleasure in sharing the mill with scouting groups, schoolchildren, old Oxonians and even childminding groups.

“We are also increasing the number of events we hold for both tourist and local residents to enjoy, such as musical performances over the summer, and our upcoming Hallowe’en and Christmas festivities.

“We were the only charitable organisation in our category, so the whole mill community has every right to be very proud of what they have achieved and deserve this recognition.”

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