The newly-formed National Millwrighting Centre is raising funds to support their ambitious project to train new millwrights to look after the nation’s mills.
The National Millwrighting Centre will ensure the survival of the nation’s wind and watermills. There is only a handful of expert millwrights left to maintain over 1000 mills. The Centre will establish an accredited millwrighting skills academy supported by profitable tourist activities based at Sutton Mill. It’s an ambitious £3 million project which is off to a great start thanks to a fantastic £500,000 grant from the SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings).
The Centre, based at Sutton Windmill in North Norfolk, has a website and you can watch a video about the new project here.
To donate to the millwrighting project and to find out what rewards the Centre is offering for different levels of support, visit their crowdfunding page here.