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The Great British Mill Race: Send us your North West mill pictures

The Great British Mill Race – a competition where you can help us update our Mills Database by sending us your pictures and information – is now up and running. Send us information and pictures for any mill or mill site, from anywhere in the UK. The Race will be running until National Mills Weekend 2017. Over the summer, we’ll be focusing on different areas of the UK in turn to help us focus the search.

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This week we’re focusing on the mills of North West England: such as those in CumbriaLancashireLiverpoolManchester and Cheshire. 

We want our mills database to be as up to date, accurate and useful as possible.  

  • Can you help us update our information for these mills?
  • Can you tell us if these mills still exist? 
  • Do you know of mills in these areas not listed on our database?

Two of our featured mills are in the North West, Heron Corn Mill and Marsh Mill, Thornton, Lancashire (below).  

We would love to receive a current picture of Marsh Mill – you can send us one via

However – there are lots of mills in the North West for which we have very little information, and certainly no up to date images, such as:

​So please send us your North West mills pictures and information – we look forward to receiving your entries to the Great British Mill Race via Next week, we’ll be focusing on the mills of the North East.

Image at the top of this post: WPAC-WIN-00606 – Bidston Windmill