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We need your Welsh mill information!

The Great British Mill Race: Send us your Welsh 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 mid-Wales – such as those in Ceredigion, the Brecon Beacons, Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay. 

Our mills database is seriously lacking in Welsh entries.  Currently we have 152 entries for the whole of Wales, buy very few for mid-Wales.  The picture of a watermill in Brecon at the top of this post is one of the few images of mills we have for this area – can you tell us any more about it?

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?

Everyone likes a mill picture – right?

The picture below is of Dolrhyl mill, a watermill in the village of Llanafan located between Tregaron and Aberystwyth in Ceredigion.  Do you have any information about this mill?  Is it still standing? 

So can you help us update our records by sending us pictures and information relating to the mills of mid-Wales? Please send us your mid-Wales mill 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 Northern Ireland (we’ll back on the mills of North Wales in July, and South and West Wales in August).

Image at the top of this post: Item FWGC-17056 – Watermill, Brecon, and weir.