IN a world of automation, it’s important not to neglect those traditional industries, and roles, that were cornerstones of Yorkshire’s heritage when this county was the driving force behind the Industrial Revolution. For, while bread is now mass produced, there are still 40 working mills which continue the ancient tradition of stone grinding flour using water power.
And it is why the 17th century Worsbrough Mill in Barnsley has launched a national search for a miller to replace Richard Moss who is retiring after 20 years service.
Not only will be the successful applicant become living history and join an illustrious lineage of millers dating back to around 1625, but they will be instrumental in helping secure the mill’s long-term future as a first-class centre of learning, recreation and locally-produced artisan food.
For engineers with a passion for heritage – and for baking – it’s probably the most fulfilling job of the year.