Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill is located at Temple Sowerby, around six miles east of the town of Penrith.
The garden and watermill are owned by the National Trust.
The watermill is being restored by a team of volunteers, one of
whom is recording the work and other mill-related activities in this blog
Today was the day of the staff and volunteer party for our National Trust area. The barbecue was succesfully carried out in a shelter, and we all ended up indoors as it was windy and rather damp. Mike Innerdale, assistant director of operations for the National Trust in Cumbria, took the opportunity of presenting us with the £1000 cheque that is the cash part of the Marsh Heritage Award.
We now have to agree on what to spend the money on, though we are all agreed it should be something substantial rather than being frittered away on oak and screws. Then we wait until the AGM in November to receive a plaque and certificates.