Chairman pays homage to local landmark!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Rayleigh Windmill played host to the Chairman of Rochford District Council, Cllr Julie Gooding, to celebrate the successful re-opening of the famous landmark as a visitor attraction.

The iconic and much-loved Windmill has been able to re-open her doors to the public from August, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Windmill volunteers. The hard work and extensive knowledge of the Windmill volunteers is a highlight for all visiting and is the foundation for which the entire visitor experience is built.

The iconic Rayleigh Windmill has many highlights for all who visit. These include a Museum floor showcasing the life and times of Rayleigh throughout the twentieth century; exhibitions displaying the work of local artists and community groups; and a floor dedicated to the Rayleigh Mount and managed by the National Trust. You can also enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding area from the top of the Windmill. Compliment your visit at the Windmill by visiting the Rayleigh Museum and enjoying the Rochford District Heritage Tapestry, which was recently displayed at the Windmill.

After her visit, Cllr Gooding said “I have had a wonderful time today at the Rayleigh Windmill with the volunteers. Their passion and enthusiasm is as grand as the building itself. Steeped in local history, this building really is a gem in our District and I invite everyone to step back in time and pay the Windmill a visit. With its many highlights showing Rayleigh’s local history, I promise you won’t be disappointed.”

The Rayleigh Windmill is open to the public on Wednesdays between 10am and 1pm; and Sundays between 1pm and 4pm until the end of October 2021. The Rayleigh Windmill is also a popular venue for weddings and as a result may be closed on certain days to host these wonderful events. Please check our list of closure dates prior to visiting the Windmill. Further information, including these closure dates, can be found by calling 01702 318120 or by visiting the Windmill page on our website.