Unfortunately, we have had to make the hard decision, that because of Covid 19 Father Christmas will not be at the windmill this year.
We are pleased to announce that Holgate Windmill was the runner up in the Yorkshire and Humber category of the Tiptree World Bread Awards which were held via a You Tube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag0iJ3gVavk . Congratulations to Fosters Bakery in Barnsley who won the Yorkshire and Humber Category and Rob Allcock from The Longs Arms in South Wraxall who was the overall winner.http://www.worldbreadawards.com/bread-hero-winners/
2020 in the Holgate Windmills 250th anniversary and we had all sorts of events planned to celebrate including a street party. Because of all the planning involved in holding these events and the uncertainty of what will be happening as far as the Covid-19 virus will be next year we have decided to postpone our celebrations until 2022.
We have reluctantly decided not to open the windmill for visitors again this year but will hopefully be welcoming you back in 2021 to celebrate our 251st Anniversary as our 250th celebrations had to be cancelled this year. Our mill shop will remain open between 10 and 12 every Saturday.
Holgate Windmill 4 days ago We need your help. We are living in really unusual times and we know that many of you have bought flour or used the windmill as a place to walk to for your daily exercise whilst in lockdown. Our archivist is collecting views of volunteers during this period and we would love to know our customers and visitors thoughts/experiences. Have you bought flour from us and how did you use it? Are you a new customer? Did you walk to the windmill as a focus for your walk? Any thoughts/ views would be great, either Read More …
In response to a request from Historic England the Traditional Corn-millers Guild have written an article as a contribution to latest edition of the Heritage Online Debate on how mills are coping in the time of coronvirus. https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/debate/flour-milling-in-a-time-of-coronavirus/
This great video was shot and produced by Gary Lawson and Charlotte Graham Photography. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2653731958244626&id=1478450492439451
We are now taking a limited number of orders each week for 5kg bags of flour (wheat £7.50 and spelt £11.00) to meet high customer demand. 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 10am-12pm from our mill shop.
This weekend 9th and 10th May would have been National Mills weekend. In order to celebrate SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) has produced a YouTube video “A celebration of Britain’s Wind and Watermills 2020 with the theme of millwrighting.” in which Holgate Windmill is featured. Please use this link to view https://youtu.be/rEk_wIJ-eS0
We’re sadly having to cancel the May and June Mini Miller sessions due to ongoing restrictions. However, we need to know our budding Millers are still practicing their skills. If anyone’s done any baking, bread or otherwise, we’d love to see your photos. Post them here as inspiration for others!