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Mangerton Mill Vintage Weekend – Oct 9th &10th

mangerton mill, BridportMangerton Mill has a vintage weekend on the 9th and 10th October – very lovely for a day out we think. This will be a nice small rally with some stationary steam engines and a few classic cars and motorbikes based at a working 17th century mill with the vintage bygones museum and a tea room.

Also  expect to see vintage tractors and model boats on the lake (subject to availability!) The craft shops are open and there will be an accordion band and apple juice making demonstration. What an eclectic mix!


Published by annie, on 7th October 2010 at 9:21 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Local History Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Mangerton Mill Vintage Weekend – Oct 9th &10th

Mangerton Mill

If you’re looking for somewhere to get a big shot of that shabby vintage feeling then Mangerton Mill just outside Bridport is an ideal place to go (directions and map). Its a 17th Century working water mill combined with a Museum of Rural Bygones and is situated on the River Manger. There’s a walk that takes you alongside the river and Trout fishing is also available.

Picture of inside the water mill at Mangerton

The tea room is rather good and you can get some very pleasant light lunches and cream teas (although it can be a bit of a wait if they’re very busy – its genuine food when it comes!)

pictures of spidery old glass bottles

Steve and I went in May and sat outside for our cream tea. Then, whilst I went hunting through the local crafts barns, Steve wandered back around the museum to take photos of the mill itself and some of the odd artifacts and spidery bits and bobs.

Its all a bit chaotically laid out but that is part of its charm – not commercialised at all!


Published by vdorset, on 5th May 2010 at 7:56 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Local History Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off on Mangerton Mill