Castleford’s Queen’s Mill celebrates Yorkshire Day anniversary

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A café at Queen’s Mill in Castleford celebrated its third anniversary on Yorkshire Day by expanding its premises.

Coun Denise Jeffery, cabinet member for economic growth and regeneration at Wakefield Council, cut the ribbon to officially open the extended Queen’s Mill Tea Room.

She said: “Queen’s Mill is one of Castleford’s most important historic buildings and it is great that we’ve been able to celebrate Yorkshire Day by seeing the growth of a successful business. It’s a vibrant community with education and craft facilities, which together are creating a fantastic place for people to visit and enjoy.”

Tea room owner Dana Russell said: “We were the first business to open at Queen’s Mill and it’s been inspiring to see how the mill has grown in popularity.

“I’m proud we’ve been able to expand and develop the business alongside others who are all contributing to make this a great place to visit.”

In 2016 the Castleford Heritage Trust was given a £50,000 grant from Wakefield Council to support its restoration of the Victorian water wheel at the Ayre Street Mill.

Visit www.castlefordheritagetrust.org.uk/TheMill for more information.