Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
01202 841400  info@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

About

 

The Team

Resident Makers

 
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Children's Education Coordinator

Sarah Redmond-Fareham - contact:  sarahredmondfareham@gmail.com

 

The Trust

Chairman of the Board:Terry Wheeler

Board Members:

 

Trust Administrator: Melanie Pownall

For general enquiries please contact: admin@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

For financial enquiries please contact: finance@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

Walford Mill Crafts is a Registered Charity no: 1049540

 

Trustee Chris Brown seen here on 10th May 2022 with the new Wimborne Town Mayor - Carol Butter.   Carol was elected to the post for the Civic Year 2022/2023.

During the year, Carol will be raising money for three charities – Walford Mill Education Trust, Dial A Ride and UK Wild Otter Trust.   Carol has been a long term supporter of Walford Mill.

Chris is seen here in his role as Town Mayor's Serjant.

The Town Mayor’s Serjant is an ancient role which was revived in 1998 to appoint Chris Brown to assist in the Town’s civic functions and duties. The role is an ancient one that in times past would have had the authority similar to the modern-day Police. The incumbent was also used to collect taxes from markets and impound stray animals and keep good order in the Town.

The Serjant receives a commission every year from the incoming Mayor to raise The Wimborne Militia to assist in protecting the Mayor, the Council and the Town from disorder and rebellion! This dates back to ancient times where each County was tasked to raise an armed body to defend the nation from attack or quell rebellion. This task would fall upon local Lords of The Manor and later County Lieutenants or Sheriffs and was further delegated to local Lords of The Manor. Each town would be tasked to raise their own body to be sent to the County Militia and in Wimborne we have recreated the body that was summoned to repel the Duke of Monmouth who landed in Lyme Regis in 1685.

Photo courtesy Tom Scrase