A mill in Essex is throwing open its doors to the public in an attempt to improve knowledge of how local grain is manufactured.

Edme Mills, in Mistley near Manningtree, is holding the event as part of National Science & Engineering Week.

The ‘Open Mill’ visits will include a short talk on the science behind milling and the production of bakery ingredients, a tour of the mills and a chance for visitors to knead bread.

Managing director David Amos said the company was keen to raise awareness about science and manufacturing in general. “Manufacturing is every bit as important to our national well-being as the City, arts, agricultural and public sectors. The science and engineering behind manufacturing has shaped our towns, cities and villages, and the way we lead our lives.”

Edme’s products include malted wheat, barley, oat and rye flakes, malted kibbled grain, roasted malt flours and tailor-made mixes.