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Support Holgate Windmill by shopping at

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  (or  AmazonSmile activated in the app). Nominate your charity (The Holgate Windmill Preservation Society) and you shop as normal via the 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 …

Holgate Windmill Challenge Badge

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 …

Tiptree World Bread Awards Holgate Windmill was the runner up in the Yorkshire and Humber Category

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  . 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.

Collecting material for our Archives

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 …

Flour Milling in a Time of Coronavirus

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.