Sing a song of sixpence at Lyme Town Mill

PUBLISHED: 06:59 07 May 2016

The Natterjacks who will be perofming at Milfest 2016

The Natterjacks who will be perofming at Milfest 2016


And pick up a pocket full of rye at Millfest weekend

Rye flour is being milled and sold for the first time at Lyme Regis’s popular Town Mill this weekend.

It’s being produced in celebration of National Mills Weekend and Real Bread Week.

The Mill has taken the nursery rhyme ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence, A Pocketful of Rye’ as its theme for MillFest 2016 which takes place on May 14 and 15.

From 11am to 7pm on the Saturday and 11am to 4pm on the Sunday, visitors will be able to enjoy free bread and honey tasting in the Mill Shop - just like the Queen in her parlour - and are encouraged to take along home-baked creations to represent ‘four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie’ that will be put on display, with prizes for the best entries.

Families can take part in making their own dough and baking a simple bread to take home, and younger members can have their faces painted or play Splat the Rat.

Other special activities include music in the courtyard and special storytelling sessions in the Miller’s Garden.

The Natterjax are making a return visit and will perform at noon on Saturday and 2.30pm on Sunday. Singer Hazel Williams will be accompanied by Chris Deacon of Acoustic Rooster on Saturday from 5pm to 7pm. The storytelling for children will be on Saturday at 2pm and at noon on Sunday.

Tours of the medieval Mill will be on offer throughout the weekend and the Mill Shop and all the various artisan businesses in the Mill complex will be open as usual.

The Courtyard Cafe and Brewery Tap pub will even extend their opening hours until 7pm on Saturday. And for both art and mill lovers, the Courtyard and Malthouse Galleries will be hosting the first MillFest Open, a unique exhibition in which all the artwork on show - until 25 May - will be celebrating the Town Mill and mills and milling in general. further details, visit or

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