Instead of a milling day last Friday the Holgate Windmill Preservation Society were at St Crux Hall in the centre of York for a fundraising event. For the second year we provided home made food in the café and sold a selection of bric-a-brac outside and just like last time we were blessed with some lovely sunny weather. In the café we sold tea and coffee together with a wide selection of home made cakes together with leek and potato soup and filled sandwiches using bread buns baked by one of our commercial outlets, Ainsty Farm Shop – using Holgate flour of course. Outside we had a number of stalls selling a wide selection of books, jigsaws, toys, assorted bric-a-brac and jewellery. It was a very busy and enjoyable day and we couldn’t have done it without the fantastic support of a large number of our volunteers who ran the day and provided the produce for sale. I am sure that they all had a well deserved sit down in the evening!
And of course a great thanks to everyone who came to see us during the day and parted with their cash on the stalls and in the café, we raised over £1100 and all of that will go to the ongoing operation and maintenance of Holgate Windmill.