Teddy bears could be seen floating through the air in Billingford on Saturday at the latest event to be held at the historic Norfolk mill.
Billingford Mill custodian Herbert Websdell said there was a “steady stream of visitors” from “far and wide” at the Open Day, with some travelling from as far as Oxfordshire and California.
There was teddy bear parachuting from the top of the mill, with a number of prizes being handed out which had been donated by the public and The Original Factory Shop (TOFS) in Harleston, as well as tours of the mill throughout the day.
Mr Websdell told the Diss Express: “It was a great day, enjoyed by a lot of people.
“There were a lot of people who visited the mill, but a lot more who came were on The Common to watch the parachuting.”
More than £80 was also raised on the day, through the tours, which will go towards the mill’s restoration fund. Money was also raised through the sale and hire of teddy bears, which will be donated to Oxfam.
It was a great day, enjoyed by a lot of peopleBillingford Mill custodian Herbert Websdell
The next event set to take place at the mill is a Celebration of Harvest, due to take place on Sunday, September 18.
The Diss Salvation Army Band will be there, as well as the Reverend Nigel Tuffnell. The mill will be open that day from noon-4pm.
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