Slow Food Aylsham members and their guests paid a visit to Letheringsett Water Mill in mid June 2010 when Mike Thurlow, who with his wife Marion restored the mill to working order some 23 years ago, gave a guided tour and milling demonstration.
Letheringsett is the last remaining water mill in Norfolk to produce flour which can now be bought in many outlets across the county. As one Slow Food member commented, traditional flour milling – a process which can’t be hurried – in many ways reflects the ethos of the international Slow Food movement which seeks to promote an alternative to today’s fast-food, fast-life culture.
The evening visit was a resounding success with all of the 16 visitors, thanks in no small part to a thoroughly entertaining and informative commentary by Mike Thurlow.
Slow Food is a not for profit, international membership organisation with over 100,000 members in 132 countries. Slow Food Aylsham, a branch of Slow Food UK, was established in 2004. There are more details at www.slowfoodaylsham.org.uk