Welcome to Holgate Windmill

Holgate Windmill, York’s last surviving windmill and the oldest 5-sailed windmill in the country is now fully restored and producing traditional stone-ground flour.

Come and visit us on one of our regular open days throughout the year to talk to our knowledgeable volunteers and see how it’s done, or purchase flour (and a wide range of other gifts) any Saturday morning, 10:00 till 12:00.

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10 hours ago

Holgate Windmill

This week from February 22nd to March 1st is Real Bread Week.Please support #RealBreadWeek by buying real bread, baking a loaf and/ or joining the campaign. It is the biggest week for celebrating #realbread and the people who make it. Get involved with the @RealBreadCampaign by going to their website www.realbreadcampaign.org
Read all about their work and how YOU can help #bake a better future, one loaf at a time, at: www.realbreadcampaign.org
#holgatewindmill #charity #RealBread #baking #socent #socialenterprise #baking #sourdough #community #localfood #mentalhealth #disability #OT #occupationaltherapy #exoffenders #GBBO #refugees #mindfulness #aginggracefully #microbakery #mentalhealthawareness #bread #bakery
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4 days ago

Holgate Windmill

These lovely 250th anniversary biscuits for sale in the mill. We are open this weekend from 10 on Saturday for sales of flour and from 11 to 4 on both Saturday and Sunday to look round the windmill. On Sunday we also have our pancake day from 11 to about 12. #holgatewindmill #anniversary #250thanniversary #1770
#250 #biscuits #windmillbiscuits #windmillbiscuit #personalisedbiscuit #pancakeday #everythingyork #visityork #thingstodoinyork #york
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1 week ago

Holgate Windmill

Next Sunday 23 February is our annual pancake day event.
Pancakes and hot drinks will be served from 11.00am until we run out of batter (probably about 12.00pm depending on demand). Hope many of you will be able to join us. The windmill is also open for visitors on both next Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. #holgatewindmill #holgate #pancakeday #pancakes #opendays #visityork #exploreyork #everythingyork #thingstodoinyork #york #windmillpancakemix #york #22Feb #23Feb #acomb
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3 weeks ago

Holgate Windmill

An interesting day at the windmill on Friday. Originally there were 4 sets of millstones working at the mill. Many bigger mills have only 2 or 3 pairs which is an indication of how productive our mill was. When the windmill was originally restored 2 of the millstones were repaired, one to be operational by the sails and the other by an electric motor ( which means we can still mill if there is no wind). On Friday our millwrights and some of the volunteers were investigated to see if we could get one of the other millstones working. They removed the quant, as shown in the photo, which is a square cut shaft driven by stone nuts from the Great Spur Wheel. This in turn drives the top millstone ( the runner). It would be exciting if we could get another millstone working especially in our anniversary year. #holgatewindmill #holgatewindmillpreservationsociety #yorkwindmill #restoredwindmill #millwrights #millstone #quant #anniversaryyear ##1770 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Holgate Windmill

Thank you to all York residents who visited the windmill this weekend, we really appreciate your support. Many people also bought our flour and we would be interested to see what you bake. Please post your pictures and #holgatewindmill. Happy baking! #homebaking #stoneground #stonegroundflour #wholemealflour #windmillflour #speltflour #yorkresidentsweekend ... See MoreSee Less

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