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Weathervane, Warwick Bridge Corn Mill, Carlisle

This is the Howard lion, the heraldic device, signifying that in 1839 this mill belonged to the Corby Castle estate, but the history of corn milling on the site is recorded from the C12. We are restoring the mill back to full operation in a £2m project benefiting from wide support including the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England, trusts and local community.

Here is what we make of it

We are excited to announce the next chapter in the story of our charity.

Founded in 1965, we have had a formative role in UK civil society for over 50 years. In the 1980’s we began bringing historic landmark buildings back into productive reuse. Since the 1990’s we have contributed to some of the UK’s most successful urban regeneration programmes, demonstrating that historic areas are economic assets. For over a decade we have had a leading national role in traditional skills training, recognised with a European award. For 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage we were the UK national coordinator: within the context of Brexit and as one of 33 participating countries, we hosted a top-performing programme of over 600 events all over the UK.

The contribution cultural heritage makes in society should have no limits. We are now Cultura Trust; not constrained by place or barriers, we are free to be what society needs us to be. Culture – Cultura in Latin – is international and inclusive. It is about our traditions and values, the way we do things; it is creative and involves everyone. We are making all that NECT has stood for even more accessible and relevant.

Update on Warwick Bridge Corn Mill

After a major renovation programme of the mill and its historic machinery, funded through grants and donations from a range of sources including the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England, the Architectural Heritage Fund and other private trusts and community groups, Tuesday 12th November marked the launch of our community share offer – which would raise the capital needed to fit out the bakery and some ancillary equipment that would enable us to start producing flour for sale to the community, run breadmaking and other bakery courses and continue with our wider ranging education work through tours of the mill, a programme of activities for both volunteers and the wider public and help secure the mill’s place as a key community resource.

A community benefit society has been set up to take day to day charge of the running of the mill, with the help of an experienced social enterprise bakery, Breadshare, and our own miller Karen. The share offer has been very successful, with almost 200 people from all walks of life taking the opportunity to invest in this project.

We are now working hard to get everything in place to be able to start production of flour, fit out the bakery and then, once the current COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, move onto the running of courses and re-starting tours and education visits to the mill.
There is a new dedicated website for the mill where you will find all the latest information www.warwickbridgecornmill.co.uk You can follow them on facebook and twitter (@wbcornmill) at www.warwickbridgecornmill.co.uk

We’re Here

Our office address is: The Rivergreen Centre, St Mary’s Lane, St Mary’s Park, Morpeth, NE61 6BL

E. hello@culturatrust.org  | T.+44 (0) 3330 034 007

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Weathervane, Warwick Bridge Corn Mill, Carlisle

This is the Howard lion, the heraldic device, signifying that in 1839 this mill belonged to the Corby Castle estate, but the history of corn milling on the site is recorded from the C12. We are restoring the mill back to full operation in a £2m project benefiting from wide support including the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England, trusts and local community.

Here is what we make of it

We are moving….Cultura Trust is moving office this week and it is likely that we will have a period when our IT and telephone systems are not working.  The office will close on Wednesday 14th August and re-open on Monday 19th August. 

From Thursday 15th August our new address will be as follows:
Cultura Trust, The Rivergreen Centre, St Mary’s Lane, St Mary’s Park, Stannington, Morpeth, NE61 6BL Our telephone number will be 03330 034007 and our general office email will be hello@culturatrust.org

We are excited to announce the next chapter in the story of our charity.

Founded in 1965, we have had a formative role in UK civil society for over 50 years. In the 1980s we began bringing historic landmark buildings back into productive reuse. Since the 1990s we have contributed to some of the UK’s most successful urban regeneration programmes, demonstrating that historic areas are economic assets. For over a decade we have had a leading national role in traditional skills training, recognised with a European award. For 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage we were the UK national co-ordinator: within the context of Brexit and as one of 33 participating countries, we hosted a top-performing programme of over 600 events all over the UK.

The contribution cultural heritage makes in society should have no limits. We are now Cultura Trust; not constrained by place or barriers, we are free to be what society needs us to be. Culture – Cultura in Latin – is international and inclusive. It is about our traditions and values, the way we do things; it is creative and involves everyone. We are making all that NECT has stood for even more accessible and relevant.

Over the coming months we will be making announcements about our transformation, inviting you to be part of it. Here is what we make of it.

We’re Here

E. hello@culturatrust.org  | T.+44 (0) 191 232 9279