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28th April - 18:28

For National Mills Weekend, Roger Illsley explores the history of Scotland’s first successful steam powered flax mill, sadly now 'at risk'

24th August - 16:31

An update on the works which began this summer to repair our historic windmill in Leicestershire, returning it to working order for the first time since the 1930s.

05th May - 15:59

9-10 May is National Mills Weekend. This year it will be an online celebration of traditional wind and watermills.

04th February - 15:08

Our annual celebration of milling heritage has been cancelled.

06th November - 00:00

For the first time, we are recruiting for millwright applicant on our crafts Fellowship for 2020. We asked 2009 SPAB Fellow Karl Grevatt to share his experience of moving from carpentry into millwrighting.

21st October - 17:24

Rex Wailes was the leading advocate of historic mills within the SPAB in the 1920s. His important personal collection of notes, correspondence, photographs and drawings are being conserved by the Mills Archive Trust. 

12th September - 11:55

Apply now to the Fellowship scheme if you're a craftsperson with an interest in mills, and in using and extending your skills to repair and maintain them.

12th August - 18:43

The Real Bread Campaign is rallying bread lovers worldwide for a whole month dedicated to the oldest (and best!) way of leavening a loaf.

09th August - 20:26

18th-century Saxtead Green Post Mill near Framlingham, Suffolk acquires a smart new set of sails. 


17th July - 11:15

Traditional mills are facing serious risk from folic acid proposals - read the consultation and make your views known before 9th September deadline.