2015 Events: The mill's 202nd year

Wicken Windmill work-ins

Come and help us to keep Wicken Mill in good order, and become a volunteer millwright!  

There are all sorts of on-going projects, from very advanced tasks such as working on the sails, to routine maintenance of the machinery within the windmill.  Don't worry - you will be taught the necessary skills.

The principal dates are:

Spring Work-in:  May 3rd to 10th

Late Summer Work-in:  August 29th to September 6th 

Perhaps surprisingly you'll enjoy yourselves, whatever your skill level.  You will inevitably learn new expertise, well, as you wish, traditional millwrighting techniques.

We need more volunteer millwrights if we are to sustain Wicken Windmill into the future. 

 

2015 Open Days

See the Open Days page for a a full list of our 2015 calendar.  Of special note:

National Mills Weekend:  May 2 -3.

Wicken and other local mills will be open to the public (Wicken on both days, 10.30 to 17.30)

The mill will be at work, wind and mechanics permitting!

Wicken Windmill Celebration Day, and Wicken Village Fete, Saturday June 27th

More details of this popular day closer to the date.

National Heritage Open Day, Saturday September 12th

 

Become a Volunteer Guide

We need your help!   Wicken Corn Windmill's future depends on continuing support from the public, and on the sales of high quality flour made at the mill.  

Our guides help to give visitors a friendly welcome, and encourage their varied questions, and usually give knowledgable replies - well we do our best!  At the same time our guides  watch over visitors' safety at our windmill, now over 200 years old.

Guides can, if they wish, become Trainee Millers, helping to work the mill under supervision.  And it's practicable to develop into a Trained Miller, capable of operating the working mill to produce fine wholemeal and white flours.  

Just as with the millwrights, we need more millers if we are to sustain Wicken Windmill into the future.

 

Remember, Wicken Windmill is open whenever the sails are turning.

In 2013 the mill worked on 8 days per month on average - not necessarily all day, but sufficient to keep our loyal flour customers supplied.

In 2014 we are keeping up much the same performance.

Please visit the UK's busiest smock corn windmill - you'll enjoy it.

 

'Stone ground flour by natural power '