Mike Thurlow 1946-2013, An Appreciation

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    Publisher SPAB Mill News
    Year of publication 2013 October

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    People and communities > Biographies & tributes


    Scope & contentMike Thurlow, miller of Letheringsett Mill, Norfolk died suddenly in his sleep on the 22nd June 2013.

    Mike and his wife Marion took over the mill in 1987 after they fell in love with the building, Mike having spotted it whilst working as a lorry driver for an animal feeds company. At the time, Letheringsett Estate had commenced restoration work on the building and were looking for someone to take over the lease.

    As well as winning several Norfolk tourism awards, Mike was the first 'Local Food Hero' of UKTV Food channel in 2006. Television chef Gary Rhodes was one of the judges and part of the prize was £40,000 which enabled Mike to purchase and install an additional set of millstones.

    As well as developing the flour milling business, Mike and Marion helped the mill become an important tourist and educational attraction…Read more.


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