SPAB Mills Section

The Mills Section:

  • Protects hundreds of traditional windmills and watermills each year from proposals to demolish or damage them.

  • Campaigns for the sympathetic repair of mills, and works to return buildings and machinery to working order.
  • Circulates its newsletter, Mill news, to members four times per year.
  • Helps to find new owners for mills at risk by issuing a list of mills which are for sale.
  • Arranges a programme of events, including training courses, lectures, meetings and visits.
  • Works to raise public awareness of the need to save and conserve the country's dwindling number of wind and watermills by generating press interest.
  • Co-ordinates and publicises National Mills Weekend on the second weekend in May each year.
  • Supports the work of traditional millwrights across the UK.
  • Liaises with independent groups of international and UK molinologists.
  • Encourages the survival of the traditional miller and his or her craft.
  • Supports the care and development of our collections through the Mills Archive.
  • Raises and distributes money through the Mill Repair Fund.
  • Publishes details of mills which are open to visitors

Correction to
2015 event programme

Since Sliced
Bread exhibition

Elections 2015

Contact us

Gaelle Jolly
Mills Section, SPAB,
37 Spital Square,
London E1 6DY

Tel: 020 7456 0909 or 020 7377 1644

Office hours:
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9.30am-5pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9.30am-1pm
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Drawing specially produced for the Mills Section by Nick Hirst