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Yorkshire & Lincolnshire mill fans: we need you to help us save a record of our milling heritage

The Great British Mill Race: Send us your Yorkshire & Lincolnshire mill pictures.

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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. 

Visit to take part in the Great British Mill Race and follow us on social media using #gbmillrace

This week we’re focusing on the mills of Yorkshire & Lincolnshire.  

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?

The picture above is of the waterwheel at Viver’s Mill, Pickering, Yorkshire (Item JSPB-1127551) – do you have a more up to date picture of this mill?  

Currently we have lots of entries on our database for mills in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire – but a lot of them are only records, with no extra information or pictures.  Such as:

Everyone likes a mill picture – right? So can you help us update this information with recent photographs? 

​Please send us your Yorkshire & Lincolnshire mills pictures and information – we look forward to receiving your entries to the Great British Mill Race. Next week, we’ll be focusing on the mills of central Scotland.

Image at the top of this post: Item WPAC-WIN-00599 – The Windmill, Heckington, 1936