Woodbridge Tide Mill volunteers
mark the end of an era
A good turnout attended the Woodbridge Tide Mill ‘End of Season Get Together’ at the Shire Hall last Friday 17 November. They enjoyed wine and canapes while John Carrington gave a summary of the season past as well as welcoming new volunteers. The evening also saw the incoming Chairman present outgoing Chairman Nigel Barratt and his wife Anne with a specially commissioned, exquisite model of the Tide Mill, made by Paul Wells, as a thank you for years of dedicated hard work.
John Carrington, Chairman of Woodbridge Tide Mill Trust added: “Woodbridge Tide Mill would not be the successful, well-maintained icon that it is without it’s ‘champions’ Nigel and Anne Barratt. At no small sacrifice to themselves they have built the Tide Mill, its reputation and a dedicated group of volunteers into a major local, and increasingly national, attraction. The Tide Mill Trust thanks them and hopes to welcome them from time to time as they ensure we live up to their high standards”.
Nigel Barratt commented “When I started the tradition several years ago of an end of season party to thank all those who helped look after the Mill, little did I think that one day there would be a party when I was only a guest. But all good things come to an end, and for Anne and I to be presented with a magnificent gift of a model of the Tide Mill, made it a special event for which we are both very grateful”. Nigel & Anne Barratt added “Our many thanks to all those who have supported us so well over the years”.