The Pin Mill Society (formerly known as the Pin Mill Preservation Society) was formed in 1964. The Society was originally formed to ensure that the lovely picturesque hamlet would remain special for future generations. The success of the Society is evident by the fact that Pin Mill remains a haven for artists, sailors, walkers and anyone who enjoys the peace, tranquillity and beautiful vistas of our unique riverside setting. Pin Mill is special place for children and families to come and enjoy time on the common or to play on the edge of the foreshore. Pin Mill is fortunate to have good boatyard facilities, a sailing club, the Studio and the historic Butt & Oyster pub, these business make Pin Mill the vibrant and exciting place that both locals and visitors can enjoy.
The Society has been a key player in a number of projects over the years including producing the Pin Mill Booklet. The two most significant achievements have been in raising the funds to contribute to the cost of removing the overhead cabling, placing the electric and telephone cables underground and secondly getting the derelict craft which had been abandoned on the foreshore removed.
Working alongside the local council to find a solution to keep the foreshore and hard free from being used as a dumping ground for derelict wrecks, the Society supported the formation of the Pin Mill Bay Management Community Interest Company (PMBMCIC) to manage the hard, foreshore and barge blocks. A representative from the Society is a member of this company.
The Society has a lot to be of proud of since it started in 1964. It is thanks to the few people that had the foresight to set up the Society that Pin Mill still is a beautiful traditional historic riverside scene. This year our aim is to increase our membership.Anyone that enjoys Pin Mill and appreciates its uniqueness is welcome to be a member of the Society. We would like to build our membership base so that we can keep people informed of Pin Mill activities.
What does being a member mean? Well that would be up to you. You can be a member and receive the newsletter and any bulletins or you could join the committee.
We have a small committee that meets a few times during the year and we would of course welcome any members willing to be more involved. Or you may have a skill that you can offer to support our work.
We have a new website which has been set up by one of our members and although it is still quite new,is a useful source of information. Another of our members has provided us with very interesting history of Pin Mill which is on the website.
If you like Pin Mill, and if you want future generations to enjoy Pin Mill, then why not be a member of the Society?
How do you become a member? Easy. We are not asking for a subscription. What we would like is for you to join us by sending us your name, address and email. We can then confirm your membership and add you to our mailing list. (Don’t worry we will not share this with anyone else.)