The bunting was out in Pann Mill grounds today for the second Open Day of the year. The continued spell of hot weather was much enjoyed by hosts and visitors alike, but posed a problem for the millers who had to make the best of the amount of water available and were obliged to let the waterwheel rest for a while during the day. The Mayor of High Wycombe visited the mill around mid-day and spent some time talking with the millers as well as a number of the stallholders who help to make the Open Days such a success. The millers gave the Mayor a hat fit for the occasion!
Of special interest to the Mayor was a stall selling ‘bling’ in aid of the South Bucks Community Hospice, a charity which the Mayor has selected as one of two charities to benefit from the Mayor’s appeals this year. Prudence Meek, pictured here with the Mayor, has run this stall for a number of years – costume jewellery is available at bargain basement prices making it popular with people of all ages.
The Mayor also posed for photos on a stall selling many cat-related products in aid of the Marjorie Nash Cat Rescue Charity – and with volunteers who were manning an information stand for the High Wycombe Town Twinning Association. The Mayor hopes to visit our twin town of Kelkheim later this year.
The High Wycombe Society volunteers manning the refreshments stall were kept busy all day. Iced coffee was a particularly welcome addition to the range of drinks on offer, and the hot weather did nothing to diminish the appetite for an impressive range of donated cakes.
If you would like to help with a future Open Day please get in touch. Many hands make light work and we are grateful to all who contribute to the day.