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Visit to Rayleigh Mill & Dutch Cottage - September

A small group of children visited Rayleigh Mill where they learnt about the history of the Mill and its previous owners.  They met Michelle who was holding an Art Exhibition in the Windmill and showed them how to write their names in Chinese.  On the 2nd floor they saw lots of artefacts and objects found around the Mill dating back before the First World War.

They had lunch and played in King George's Park before their final visit of the day to the Dutch Cottage.

In the Cottage they met Faye who has been the resident tenant for the last 9 years.  They learnt that the cottage dates back to around the 1800's and was built in an octagonal shape as it was believed that evil spirits and the devil hid in rectangle buildings.  It is believed that the cottage originates from Holland due to its delve tiles and architectural design.