The town mill has unveiled a sponsorship board showing all the names of supporters who helped fund the rebuild of the water wheel earlier in the year.

A spokesman said: “Lyme Regis Town Mill would like to say a big thank you. Without this support, the wheel could not have been refurbished and the wheel would have stopped turning.

“Today’s mill is a result of what a group of concerned and dedicated volunteers can do when they join together to preserve and enhance something special in their community and open it up to the wider world.

“Without such dedicated volunteers, this unique operational mill would not be offering tours and producing stone ground flour for visitors to purchase.”

The town mill is also getting into the Christmas spirit with a range of events.

Starting this Saturday, there will be a Christmas light switch-on party to coincide with the town’s event from 4.30pm to 8pm. There will be live music, festive food and drink, and late-night shopping until 8pm.

The town mill will also welcome back its trees for life Christmas trees, which can be adopted from November 30 and will be delivered and picked up.

Molesworth and Bird will return to the Malthouse Gallery with their ‘Seasonal Seaweed Salon’ from December 4 to 10. Seaweed art, homeware, cards, enamelware and gifts will be available to buy from 10.30am to 4.30pm. This will be followed by a local chosen artist where shoppers can also pick up some unique Christmas gifts.

10 by 8 Print Studio host a print workshop of making gifts and personalising wrapping paper on December 7.

Father Christmas will be at the mill on December 14 and 15. Write a letter, decorate a decoration, make a Christmas cookie, enjoy the Christmas trail and meet Father Christmas for a gift. Book in advance for £5 to avoid disappointment.

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