Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May National Mills Weekend
For many years the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings has organised National Mills Weekend (formerly "National Mills Day"), a celebration of Britain's milling heritage.
Wind and water are sustainable power sources, used for hundreds of years in Britain in the production of natural food.
There are currently more than 100 working mills capable of producing natural, stoneground flour and many of these will be open to the public during National Mills Weekend.
In addition, over the weekend, a further 300 mills throughout the country will be welcoming visitors.
Some working mills are more than 300 years old yet still efficiently doing the job in the 21st century that they were built and designed for.
The National Mills Weekend will take place on Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th May, with the theme 'Enjoy Your Mill - Get Involved'.
If you own or manage a Sussex mill and would like to take part in National Mills Weekend, please submit your details to us.
Submissions to the SPAB Mills Section (deadline 1st March 2024) can be made using this online form.
Sunday 12th May : 11 am to 4 pm
Open Day at Willingdon Polegate Windmill
National Mills weekend, Morris dancing and other displays,
teas and cakes available.
Sussex Mills Group and S.I.A.S. Members inspecting the Oldland Windmill sweeps
during a mills tour [Photo : Peter Holtham]