Friends of the Trust

When you join the Mills Archive Trust, you join a community of like-minded individuals who refuse to lock history away. History is the foundation of our communities and families; its lessons are the lifeblood of technological progress; and learning the skills to preserve it allows our young volunteers to navigate their future.

Whether inspired by your family, your home, an interest in history, or your career, you want everyone to value the story of how the world was powered and fed. Your support will allow us to train young people to preserve their history.

They have rescued, restored and protected millions of publications, documents and images—tools to safeguard the traditional skills of milling and millwrighting. As a Friend, you will enable our volunteers to make this history freely available to everyone.

To say thank you to our Friends, we offer:

  • A 6-MONTHLY MAGAZINE, MILL MEMORIES: Our popular A5 magazine features items from our collection, news about the Trust and features about the people involved. Back issues are all available online and you can choose to have the online version instead of the printed one.
  • A DISCOUNT IN THE MILLS ARCHIVE SHOP: Friends can receive a coupon code offering a discount on book purchases in our shop and one for high-resolution images. (This discount does not apply to post and packing charges, which are outside our control.)
  • COPYRIGHT PRIVILEGES: Friends can request copyright fees to be reduced or waived altogether. This benefit is particularly attractive to Friends writing newsletter articles, journal publications and guidebooks. Larger books may attract a small charge depending on circumstances.

Become a Friend and help our volunteers to unlock the past for everyone

We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and comply with its recommendations: see our Fundraising Promise.

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