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National Mills Weekend - Essex

Essex Area Diary
Sat,12 May 2018 - Sun,13 May 2018


National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage and provides you with a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public.

In 2018 it will take place on the 12th and 13th May and we hope even more mills than in previous years will open their doors and welcome visitors. Until the advent of the steam engine, wind and watermills provided the only source of power for many different processes - from making flour, paper, cloth to hammering metal and extracting oils. You can explore mills that produced, or still produce these products, some restored to working order, some derelict, some still working commercially.

In 2018 the theme will be Mills and Wildlife.

Essex Windmills
Ashdon Windmill
Aythorpe Roding Windmill
Bocking Windmill
Finchingfield Windmill
Mountnessing Windmill
Rayleigh Windmill
Stansted Mountfitchet Windmill
Stock Windmill
Thaxted Windmill

Essex Watermills
Abbey Mill, Coggeshall
Bourne watermill, Colchester
Fyfield watermill
Beeleigh Steam & Watermills, Maldon
Alderford Street mill, Sible Hedingham
Thorrington Tide Mill

Thursday, May 24, 2018