Organisers of Sussex mill meetings, fetes, tours and other events are invited to contact us with details for inclusion below
Sussex Mills Group and S.I.A.S. Members inspecting the Oldland Windmill sweeps
during a mills tour [Photo : Peter Holtham]
Thursday 9th March at West Blatchington Windmill : 7.30pm for 8 pm
Annual General Meeting of The Friends Of West Blatchington Windmill
After the formal business and refreshments, Chris Horlock will give an illustrated talk "Sussex Scrapbook Pt.2"
Sundays 26th March, 2nd April and 9th April
From 10 am to 4 pm at Polegate Windmill
Triple Sunday Mammoth Book Sale
Organised by Lawrence and Patricia Stevens
No entry fee, no fixed prices, no reasonable offer refused
There will be hundreds of books and publications to choose from including : history, archaeology, natural history, cats, gardening, horse riding and architecture.
The publications include newsletters and transactions of such organisations as Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society, The Spout from Polegate Windmill, Eastbourne Local History Society and the Sussex County Magazine.
There are also Sussex guide books and other standard works.
All profits to be charitably distributed.
Friday 28th April : 7.30 pm at West Blatchington Windmill
Sussex Mills Group - Annual General Meeting
Our annual meeting featuring reports and news on Sussex Mills
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May
National Mills Weekend
National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage and provides a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public.
Click here for details of National Mills Weekend in Sussex
Week commencing 12th June
Work days at Nutley Windmill
Details to follow
Sunday 9th July : 2 pm to 5 pm
Summer Fete at High Salvington Windmill
Traditional Fete with sideshows, stalls,
active craft displays, children's activities,
Morris dancing. Refreshments available.
Sunday 6th August : 2.30 pm to 5 pm
Special Car Day at High Salvington Windmill
Many Morgans & others
7th to 10th September
Heritage Open Days
Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences Ė all of which are FREE to explore. Amongst the historic buildings open for free will be a number of Windmills and Watermills.
Sunday 10th September : 11 am to 5 pm
Rural Crafts Day at High Salvington Windmill
Static Steam Engines Display by
Sussex & Kent Weald Stationary Engine Group
Rural Craft Demos
Home made cakes, Preserves, Conserves
Stalls, Refreshments available
Sunday 8th October
Sussex Mills Group - Open Meeting
Venue and details to follow
Open annual meeting featuring reports, presentations and news on Sussex Mills
Friday 15th December at 7.15 pm
Carols at High Salvington Windmill
Bonfire, Hot chocolate & mince pies.
Bring your lantern and/or torch!
Proceeds to the St. Barnabas Funds
Sussex Mills Group volunteers looking at an early photograph of the mill during
a pause from digging out the wheel pit of Manor Mill, Poynings