Plenty of rain gave us our first almost fully hydro powered Christmas. Generation now over 3.5MWh. Began work on the millstones
15/9/17 Power generation passes 1MWh
'Heritage' open day was well attended with more than 60 visitors. Many interesting stories from some who had known the Mill for a long while.
Stones separated but are very badly worn and showing signs of being run out of balance. Will spend the winter chipping away!
Burton Mill has received Ofgem accreditation for hydro electricity generation
Turbine has produced over 700kWh, but is now being modified in an attempt to reduce water leakage
14th - Our Open Day saw over 60 visitors join us in celebrating National Mills Weekend
Turbine back in action after further work. Have reached 300kWh of power generation
8th - The remanufactured turbine arrives back at Burton Mill
10th - Generation of 50kWh of 'green' energy in 6 hours of continuous operation
Refitted draught tube and flushed pipework. All set for the turbine to be re-assembled
Planning permission granted for the new turbine shed and other improvements
Turbine supports strengthened. Still to repair holes in turbine casing. Draught pipe having its lower rusted section re-manufactured in stainless steel
Turbine outlet pipe removed to allow for extensive repairs to the steelwork around the turbine
Turbine blasting and cleaning commenced, but could not be completed as substantial amounts of rot were discovered in the turbine, turbine supports and the outlet pipe.
Planning application submitted for the replacement of the turbine shed and other renovations to the Mill
Turbine housing prepared for blast cleaning and painting. Plans being drawn for new turbine shed
WSCC have given consent for the use of the sluices and water for Mill operations. Natural England have confirmed that they are also happy for the Mill to use water from the pond. Only the Environment Agency to go!
National Mills weekend. Burton Mill was open to visitors
11 May 2016
Turbine dismantled and moving parts taken away for repair
25 April 2016
Eastern sluice opened as part of the annual dam inspection. See 'Open Days' for pictures
6 April 2016
Turbine drained and inspection hatch opened
Initial discussions on turbine repair (expensive, but cheaper than a new turbine)
26 February 2016
Acquired Burton Mill. Our aim is to see this wonderful example of our industrial heritage work again as a corn mill and hydro power generator