If you use Amazon to shop online then you can help us raise money to support the windmill at no cost to you! To access the scheme log onto smile.amazon.co.uk (or AmazonSmile activated in the app). Nominate your charity (The Holgate Windmill Preservation Society) and you shop as normal via the smile.amazon.co.uk site. Only purchases made through this site are eligible to generate donations. Millions of products are marked ‘Eligible for AmazonSmile donation’ at the same products at the same prices as the Amazon you know. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the eligible purchase amount — at no extra cost to you. Please Read More …
We are excited to announce here our newest addition to the Mini Miller range of activities, the “Holgate Windmill Challenge Badge” award. Children can earn this badge by completing a range of activities at home by themselves or at school, Brownies, Cubs, Mini Millers sessions etc. The activities are designed for children to gain the widest appreciation of our windmill from a variety of perspectives so they must complete activities from the four categories of “Food & Baking”, “Design & Technology”, “History & Art” and “Get Crafty”. Once the children have shown us their proud achievements, the embroidered badges can Read More …
Real Bread week is the annual, international celebration of additive-free loaves and the people who make them. Please support the campaign by :- Buying Real Bread from local, independent bakeries Bake your own Real Bread (using Holgate Windmill flour) Supporting the charity https://www.sustainweb.org/realbread/national_real_breadmaker_week/
All our members are invited to our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 26th November at 7.30pm via Zoom. If you are interested please contact email firstname.lastname@example.org who will send you the information and log in details.
Unfortunately, we have had to make the hard decision, that because of Covid 19 Father Christmas will not be able to visit 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/