A group of volunteers, named the ‘Beeleigh Mill Restoration Group’ (‘BMRG’), was formed in October 2009 with the objective of restoring the historic 1845 steam plant of the ancient flour mill at Beeleigh, Maldon, Essex, and eventually developing a Visitor Centre on site.
Restoration work is currently being undertaken to the engine and to the ‘stone’ floor (i.e. the wooden floor of the 1st floor room in which the millstones were located above the ground-floor spout room.)
Previous work has included laying a new floor in the spout room. This had to be done without disturbing the existing earth floor or the fabric of the building, so it is partly concrete paving slabs and partly a independent wooden floor.