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It’s time to join the Great British Mill Race

Our months of planning have finally come together: the Great British Mill Race is launching this weekend at the SPAB National Mills Weekend. Read on to discover how you can take part…

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The Great British Mill Race: How you can help us document the mills of the UK

The Mills Archive is launching the Great British Mill Race competition in conjunction with the SPAB National Mills Weekend, 14-15 May 2016 (then ongoing).

We are inviting the general public to join the Great British Mill Race by uploading photographs and comments to a web form hosted on our website, relating to mills they have seen or visited all over the UK.

Help us as we race against time to save a record of our milling heritage. Add information & pictures of mills you visit this year and join the Great British Mill Race.


  • Visit:
  • Find your mill.
  • Snap away! Send us your pictures and mill information updates.
  • You’re a Great British Mill Racer!  Keep up to date with new entries, pictures & prizes by following #gbmillrace

Bookmark and share our handy URL to take part! #gbmillrace

For further guidance on taking part, click here

The Great British Mill Race is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund supported From Quern to Computer project.

If you would like to know more – I’d love to hear from you (
Claire Wooldridge (Learning & Engagement Manager)