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Gayle Mill Heritage and Education project

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230 year-old Gayle Mill in Wensleydale has been awarded £80,000 to provide education and training to schools about its rich industrial past.

Gayle Mill is a fully restored Victorian woodworking mill and a popular attraction for visitors to the Dales. It is also a unique educational resource for children and adults to learn about science and engineering and to find out about the social and industrial heritage of the area. Now, thanks to this substantial grant, Gayle Mill will be passing on more of its fascinating secrets to children from local schools.

The £80,000 grant will enable Gayle Mill to employ a dedicated Heritage Education and Training Co-ordinator for at least three years. They will create educational materials, provide presentations in schools and deliver a practical learning experience at Gayle Mill. They will also coordinate heritage skills training and accreditation that will be provided at Gayle Mill for individuals aged 16 years or more, in partnership with a heritage training provider.

The funding for this project is being made available through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.

Click here to find out more about European Funding.

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