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Is it a bird… is it a plane?

Read on to find out which entry to the Great British Mill Race has been awarded the most unusual mill picture prize. There’s still time to get your entries in – you could be our next prize winner!

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Like mills? Like prizes? Then enter the Great British Mill Race here:

For some inspiration you can see all the entries submitted to the #gbmillrace so far here, our prize winning entries here and further guidance on how to take part here.  

Want to take part?  Great – just follow these steps:

The Great British Mill Race: Quick Start Guide
1. Visit: from your desktop computer or smartphone
2. Find your mill.
3. Snap away: send us your pictures and mill information updates. 
4. You’re a Great British Mill Racer!  Keep up to date with new entries, pictures & prizes by following #gbmillrace

We asked you to send us your weird, wonderful and unusual mill pictures for our July prize. 

We are delighted to announce that Colin Smith has won the prize of a £25 Mills Archive book shop voucher for his picture of Jack and Jill Mills, Clayton, Sussex, from the air (below). 


That’s right!  The Great British Mill Race is running until National Mills Weekend 2017 and we are looking forward to receiving your entries this summer (lets hope we get some good mill visiting weather!).

In the autumn, we will be awarding prizes in the following categories: 

  • The best parent (or grandparent) & child team
  • Most mill entries updated by one individual 
  • Most attractive mill picture
  • Entry for a mill furthest from MAT
  • Most attractive Welsh mill picture


Thank you for all your entries so far.  Please visit to take part and continue to spread the word about the #gbmillrace.