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!
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.