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The Culm Valley Millennium Screen

Calling all contributors to the making of the Culm Valley Millennium Screen, now housed in Coldharbour Mill in Uffculme, writes Pam Golding.

A plan is afoot to restore and conserve the wonderful mixed media Millennium Screen, depicting the course of the River Culm as it wends its way from Clayhidon to Willand. The screen was originally the brainchild of Dr Jonathan Meads and Peter Reed, created by over 100 contributors, to celebrate the Millennium and to be a snapshot in time of the Culm Valley.

A conservator has been engaged to cast her expert eye over the screen and has noted some damage which needs restoration. We hope to arrange a training day early next year for anyone interested in helping to restore the screen. If you were part of the original project, you will remember how much fun was had in planning and executing this effort. Now we are looking for you to volunteer again to help in this restoration. If you were unlucky enough to have missed this project, all is not lost!

Please join us by submitting your name and contact number to :

Pam Golding, Tel: 01884 841162 and join a team of dedicated volunteers. Just half an hour of your time would be so valuable. Learn new skills and enjoy making history.

We hope to re-launch the screen in 2020, twenty years after its original launch. Coldharbour Mill is committed to maintaining this work of art in appropriate conditions, and the result will be that the screen can once again be publicly staged and viewed by locals and visitors. 

Left: A detail from the millennium screen, showing Rosemary Lane