Traditional crafts at mill

Brad making at Pakenham Mill
Brad making at Pakenham Mill

A TRADITIONAL crafts day held as part of the Heritage Open weekend proved an outstanding success as 700 visitors turned up at Pakenham Water Mill.

Craftsmen and women displayed traditional skills ranging from coracle making, smithy skills, rake making and basket weaving.

Visitors enjoyed a barbecue and cream teas with some traditional music by the mill pond.

There was also tasty bread to take away as the mill’s stoneground flour was used to bake bread the traditional way.

Music was provided by The Skylarks and dancing by the Haughley Hoofers.

Curator David Eddershaw said: “It was a record day and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.”