Dough you want to try making bread?
AN eighteenth century watermill will grind into action as part of a breadmaking and milling display this weekend.
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre’s watermill is always in operation, but it’s this weekend that it gets to shine and show off what it can do.
With the big waterwheel turning providing power for wheat to be ground into flour and visitors being able to make bread; children and adults alike can have fun while learning about an important and now forgotten, traditional, farming method.
Jane Page, one of Sacrewell Farm’s rangers believes it’s very important to keep our traditions alive.
She said: “Making bread is a basic skill everyone should know about, and taking part is the best way to learn!
and Country Centre. We’ve had some imaginative creations in the past, from bread cats and dogs to bread tractors.”
Over the past couple of years, people have become increasingly aware of saving money and with the increased price of raw ingredients such as sugar, flour and eggs shop bought cakes and bread have become more expensive. Sacrewell Farm, situated just off the A1 to the north of Peterborough, is expecting a great interest in their demonstrations, which gives people the opportunity to follow the entire process of bread-making, from growing the wheat to lighting the oven.
The demonstrations run both tomorrow and Sunday and allow everyone to have a go at baking their own bread in the mill’s old bakery and then the opportunity to taste their own creations.
As well as bread-making, there will be lots of fun on Sacrewell Farm, including tractor rides, animal feeding and the shire-horse centre, all of which aim to educate the general public on agricultural practises.
The centre is open every day from 9.30am to 5pm. Entry costs £6.50 for adults, £5.50 seniors, £4.85 children, and a family ticket is available for £19.95.
To find out more, call 01780 782254, or visit www. sacrewell.org.uk
TRADITIONAL SKILLS: Breakmaking at Sacrewell Farm