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.

Our Windmill is currently closed for visits because of Covid-19 but the mill shop is still open for flour sales every Saturday morning between 10 and 12. We are also take orders each week for 5kg bags of flour (wheat £7.50 and spelt £11.00). If you are interested please send your request through the general contact form on the website with your name, contact number, order details and preferred Saturday date for collection. Orders should be sent by Thursday evening each week to be ready for collection on Saturday morning.

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3 days ago

Holgate Windmill

This fantastic old photo has just come to light in some archives that have been donated. It was taken pre 1928 probably from Murray Street before the end houses were built. If anyone has some old photos of the windmill, that they are willing to give us permission to use, we would love to see them. Post on Instagram/Facebook, email media@holgatewindmill.org or if you are willing to donate them drop them into the mill on a Saturday morning (with a note giving us permission to use). Thank you. #holgatewindmill #holgatewindmillpreservationsociety #holgate #york #Acomb #yorkwindmill #visityork @visityork #exploreyork @exploreyork #everythingyork #oldphotos #archives ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Holgate Windmill

Scarecrows now in situ! If you live in the area please support St Paul’s Primary School by visiting the Scarecrow Festival this weekend (until 5pm Sunday). Maps (£2) are on sale from the bowling green café at West Bank park from 10-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10-5pm or from a pop-up cafe outside St Paul's church again on Saturday between 10 and 5. They can also be downloaded from www.peoplesfundraising.com/event/fosp-scarecrow-trail-may-2021 and all contributions are being used to develop the schools nature area. Holgate Windmill’s contribution to the festival features two heroes of the mill: George Waud our original miller on the right and Richard Green our chair on the left to make a George/Richie scarecrow, created by Anna Cook and Jen Hay. If you have any photos of your families enjoying the trail or having a cake and a cuppa along the way. Please can you share and use the hashtag #stpaulsscarecrows. #holgatewindmill #holgate #york #scarecrowfestival #visityork @visityork #exploreyork #stpaulsprimaryschool #naturearea ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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St. Paul’s Primary School Scarecrow Festival is happening from 3pm on Friday 21st May until 5pm on Sunday 23rd May. It is on the theme of Heroes. Maps cost £2 with all the donations going towards the improvement of the school’s nature area. Maps will be available from the bowling green café at West Bank park from 3pm-6pm on Friday, and then Saturday and Sunday 10-5pm. Also from a pop-up cafe outside St Paul's church on Friday 2.30pm - 4pm and again on Saturday at the same time. Maps can also be downloaded from www.peoplesfundraising.com/event/fosp-scarecrow-trail-may-2021

Holgate Windmill’s contribution to the festival features two heroes of the mill: George Waud , the first miller at Holgate Windmill ( the first photo) and Richard Green ( our chair) created by Anna Cook and Jen Hay. #holgatewindmill #holgate #visityork @visityork #exploreyork @exploreyork #scarecrow #scarecrowfestival #stpaulsyork #stpaulsprimaryschool #stpaulsprimaryschool #westbankpark #westbankparkyork #heroes
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1 month ago

Holgate Windmill

The Friends of West Bank Park AGM (via zoom) takes place this Wednesday at 7:30pm and includes a talk by Helen from the windmill entitled “Milling through the pandemic: how Holgate Windmil supported the community through the 2020 coronavirus crisis.” which will be really interesting. Everyone is welcome to attend using the link below:-
us02web.zoom.us/j/88573408522?pwd=dDZWNzlUdndaMFNpTEtFamdtaVh5UT09&fbclid=IwAR0mkrqSmSIu_kF6YKmpn.... #holgatewindmill #holgatewindmillpreservationsociety #holgate #acomb #visityork @visityork #exploreyork #westbankpark #supportingthecommunity #yorkwindmill #westbankparkyork
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