Exhibition at Queen’s Mill hints at future

Castleford Heritage Trust open day at Queen's Mill.'Joy Rollinson
Castleford Heritage Trust open day at Queen's Mill.'Joy Rollinson

Visitors flocked to the second Queen’s Mill open day and took the chance to look at an exhibition detailing how the building may look in future.

The open day, on July 6, featured attractions like maypole dancing and tours of the mill, but also had an exhibition of work carried out by Leeds Metropolitan University landscape architecture and interor design students earlier this year, which is on display until the end of this month.

Alison Drake, chairman of Castleford Heritage Trust, which owns the mill and plans to turn it into an arts and heritage centre, said the students’ work had been a huge boost to the mill project.

She said: “All the community responses to the exhibition will be fed into a feasibility study. The tutors want to go forward with us to help with the feasibility study, which we will use to help apply for funding.

“It’s a lot of work they are doing for us, as professionals, and we are overwhelmed and delighted with the amount of professionalism being put into what we are doing by organisations like the university, but also other local professionals.

“People have just taken it to their hearts and we are delighted about it.”