There’s going to be special events, and people in period costume, at Rayleigh Windmill next weekend. The District Council website says:
Rayleigh Windmill will be joining attractions up and down the country in celebrating England’s fantastic architecture and culture, during Heritage Open Days on the weekend of September 13-14.
During the weekend, buildings across the UK of every age, style and function will throw open their doors, giving visitors a chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life.
At Rayleigh Windmill, its award-winning volunteers will be dressing up in traditional period costume and offering guided tours, reminding us why they deserved to win the Museums + Heritage 2014 Award for Customer Service Excellence. There will also be an opportunity for children to dress up too, and take part in workshops.
On Saturday why not bring your children along to take part in the storytelling and drama workshop. All ages are welcome. Come along, get dressed up in traditional period costume and join in the fun. Or how about the Arts & Crafts workshop for children on Sunday, all ages welcome. Why not come along and try your hand at making Chinese Dragons!
We’re not quite sure exactly which century the period costume will be for – though it probably won’t be taking you back this far: