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!
It is with great regret that we have decided to postpone all our 250th anniversary celebrations until 2021 but we hope you will support us when we actually manage to have our big anniversary party. We will not be open in April or May and the mini millers session on 23rd May has also been cancelled. We will be reviewing future events nearer the time in light of government guidance.
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). We hope many of you will be able to join us. The windmill is also open for visitors on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 23rd between 11am and 4pm.
2020 is a special year for Holgate Windmill as it is our 250th anniversary. In order to celebrate this milestone there a number of special anniversary events being held throughout the year which are now posted in the events calendar. The first of these is York Residents Weekend on the 25th and 26th January when residents of York can get into the mill free as long as they bring along a form of ID. If you are planning on coming to several of the events it might be worthwhile considering taking out a membership which is a one off payment Read More …
All our members are invited to our Annual General Meeting next Thursday 28th November at 7.00pm. The venue is The Holgate, 6, New Lane, Holgate, YO24 4NT. Following the AGM, we are delighted to welcome Steve Gray from Gray’s Honey (the honey we sell in the windmill) who will give a talk on beekeeping. We hope to see you there.
Santa will be at the windmill again this year! He will be in residence on Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th and Saturday 14th December from 2pm to 4pm and Sunday 15th December from 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm The cost is £5 per child and includes a present from Santa, adults are free but donations are welcome. There is no need to book but please be aware that you may have to wait at busy times.
The windmill shop is open every Saturday between 10:00 to 12:00 to buy our flour and other windmill related gifts including local honey. The windmill is open for visitors on Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October (which is the last open day of the year). Opening times are 11am until 4pm. Calling all Mini Millers (children 4-7 years old)- the last session for the year will be on Saturday 19th October when you will be looking at the Power of Wind. If interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The windmill shop is open every Saturday between 10:00 to 12:00 to buy our flour. If you want to look round the mill it is open for visitors on Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. Opening times are 11am until 4pm. Mini Millers (for children 4-7 years old) will be baking bread on Saturday 21st September. If interested please contact email@example.com
The mill will be open on Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August. Opening times are 11am until 4pm. We will also be open on 26th Bank Holiday Monday. Come and see the only working windmill in Yorkshire. Adults only £3, children 5 – 18yrs £1 and under 5s get in free.
As you may have heard, the Government has been considering whether to introduce legislation to fortify all flour with folic acid. If the proposals are adopted this could prohibit any unfortified flour being sold for human consumption in this country. As small-scale flour producers traditional corn millers, such as Holgate Windmill, will find fortification of flour very difficult, if not beyond their capability, without a major investment in expensive new equipment which may even be impossible to install given space constraints and the listed building status of their windmill or watermill. The inability to sell flour could potentially see the Read More …