People and Mills of the Wye
People and Mills of the Wye aims to connect people with the local urban community living alongside the river to help increase understanding and protection of the river.
River Wye Interpretation Panels
Pulp Fact was a hands on paper making event for all ages, learning about how papermaking was an important industry along the River Wye.
Participants were encouraged to forage for papermaking materials and created their own paper to take home!
Dye in the Wye
Dye in the Wye allowed families to have a go at felting, making dyes from natural materials and dyeing fabric, unlocking links to our shared heritage of the River Wye.
Participants started at Wycombe Museum, following the journey of wool from a sheep being sheared to the wool being pounded and cleaned or ‘fulled’ at the mill. Then they were led down to the Rye to have a go at dying the wool, as well as learning about spinning wool.
Timber! Hands on charcoal event
Timber! Hands on Charcoal event allowed participants learn more about coppicing and the making of charcoal, which was a common use of the River Wye Mills back in the 19th century.
Participants enjoyed toasting marshmallows over an open fire and using charcoal to create drawings of the local trees. Stories were told of the old saw mills, using objects from Wycombe Museum’s chair-making collection to understand how the woods around Wycombe led to our most famous local industry.