Blizzard brings sunshine as Sara opens windmill

BBC TV’s East Midlands weathergirl Sara Blizzard arrived in style – on a vintage tractor – and performed the opening ceremony with some warming thoughts about our ‘fascinating’ and ‘wonderful’ windmill, officially seeing in the windmill’s 12th season.

A sizeable crowd turned up on a cold but bright day – Sara apologised for not bringing warmer weather! – and, after the cutting of the ribbon, our special guest set the sails turning and enjoyed a guided tour of the mill.  Sara was presented with flowers, a framed picture of the mill in winter – appropriately following a blizzard – and a windmill goodie bag containing a bag of our milled flour, welcomed with delight by Sara as she revealed she is a keen bread maker.  As if planned, she waved goodbye in a small blizzard of snow flakes – hopefully the last this season!