What we're looking for
Berney Mill, situated in the remote and beautiful Berney and Halvergate Marshes, under the joint management of the RSPB and English Heritage, will be reopening its doors to the public during National Mills Weekend 2016 (Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May) Built in 1865 by the Reedham Cement Company on the banks of the River Yare, Berney Mill was originally used to grind cement clinker from Whitlingham and Cley dredged from Oulton Broad and Breydon Water. Converted in 1883 to drain the surrounding marshlands, the Mill went from being a part of local industry to playing a major role in the land management of Berney and Halvergate Marshes, up until 1948 when it was replaced by motor pumps. In 1999, the Mill was restored under the management of English Heritage, and will be reopened in May 2016, under the joint management of RSPB and English Heritage. The Mill is an important part of our local history and heritage, and we are looking for a team of 'Visitor Volunteers', who can greet visitors, show them around the Mill and talk about the history of Berney Marshes and Breydon Waters. 'Visitor Volunteers' will also be encouraging an interest in conservation in the area, RSPB membership and talking to visitors about activities in the area, such as our boat trips, walking and cycling routes.