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Post by Chilli-head on 10th May 2012, 5:09 pm

A quick reminder if it is needed that the coming weekend, 12-12 May, is National Mills Weekend 2012

Many windmills (wind permitting !) and watermills (should be enough of that  Rolling Eyes ) will be turning across the UK, whether you want to enjoy the sight of a bygone era, or buy some great bread flour,  there are plenty to visit (see link for details).


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Post by freebird on 10th May 2012, 8:47 pm

Yes the reminder was needed. Thank you.
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Post by Chilli-head on 13th May 2012, 8:39 pm

And what a nice day for it. We took a picnic to Stevington windmill, a 18th century post mill, which looked very fine indeed with the sailcloths on, and there was plenty of wind for it to turn Very Happy.

I did my little bit by sitting on the brake lever whilst the sailcloths were put on ...
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Post by Chilli-head on 27th September 2012, 11:44 pm

SInce Freebird mentioned Mills weekend in the tearoom, I thought a photo or two might be in order:
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Me, applying some weight to the brake lever of Stevington postmill.

Date for the diary: National Mills Weekend 2013 will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2013.
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Post by Chilli-head on 28th April 2013, 9:59 pm

A reminder for those of you not going to the Bodger's ball and at a loose end, this year's National mills weekend is on the 11/12 May. Grab yourself some low carbon flour !
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Post by freebird on 29th April 2013, 6:54 am

Good-oh! Thanks for the reminder, CH.
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Post by Chilli-head on 17th January 2015, 9:41 pm

Something to look forward to: National Mills weekend 2015 will be held on the 9 and 10 May. Hopefully a mill near you will be turning, if not grinding flour.

Once again it looks like this clashes with the Bodgers Ball, but probably for the last time, as there are moves afoot to move the ball to June in the hope that we can avoid spending the weekend damp and trying to stop the tent blowing away !
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Post by freebird on 30th January 2015, 8:33 am

Managed to miss seeing this updated thread until just now. This is going on my calendar. Thanks CH.
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Post by Ploshkin on 30th January 2015, 10:11 am

There is a fantastic water mill just a few miles from us but sadly no longer working or open to the public. It was in full, restored working condition & grinding flour up until about 20 years ago but was sold by the owners & has not been heard of since. Such a shame, I always used to go there to buy really excellent flour & I always hope that ir will reopen one day.
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Post by Chilli-head on 30th January 2015, 10:35 am

I have always liked windmills particularly. I think it is probably because of growing up with Camberwick Green ! I really enjoyed watching them all again with my son when he was younger. I love the way it was OK in those days to have a main character (Windy) get drunk and fall asleep on the job.
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Post by Chilli-head on 2nd May 2015, 10:02 pm

Chilli-head wrote:Something to look forward to: National Mills weekend 2015 will be held on the 9 and 10 May.  Hopefully a mill near you will be turning,  if not grinding flour.

Once again it looks like this clashes with the Bodgers Ball,  but probably for the last time,  as there are moves afoot to move the ball to June in the hope that we can avoid spending the weekend damp and trying to stop the tent blowing away !

Bump ! Next weekend ...

I shalll be at the Bodger's ball up in Sherwood Forest, so will probably not make it to a mill this year. I'll try to take some pictures !
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Post by freebird on 3rd May 2015, 8:10 am

Unfortunately not for us this year either. I've just checked the website and although there are half a dozen in Cumbria, none are even remotely close to where we are staying. Shame.
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