Welcome to  the Traditional Cornmillers Guild website.

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There is an important new page  regarding Government proposals to add Folic Acid to flour. Click this link for more details.

About the Traditional Cornmillers Guild

The Guild provides information, support and advice about and for the incrWaterwheel detaileasing numbers of traditional windmills and watermills that have remained in production or have been brought back into full working order in Britain. Whenever possible member mills use wind or water turning sails or waterwheels as their primary source of power. They all mill stoneground flours using horizontal millstones.
In the past traditional mills performed a vital role in feeding both people and animals, and were a familiar sight in most towns and many villages. The Guild promotes the production and use of stoneground flours, and has strong links with farmers and artisan bakers, as well as those who like to make their own bread at home. It is very heartening to see that, since its establishment in the 1980s, many British mills have
been saved, restored, and, very often, brought back into full working order – perhaps more than in any other country. Together we meet and encourage a growing demand for local, distinctive, and home produced flours.

Most of the Guild mills are open to visitors and many have millshops, tea
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and activities to offer. Click on the dropdown menus for details of individual mills. They are usually in interesting and beautiful places. Mills are particularly popular with children and make for a very educational and enjoyable day out for schools.

A good place to start if you are interested in finding our more about our mills is by having a look our film, via the link below.


We are always pleased to hear from people associated with traditional working mills who are interested in membership.

News Pages

Don’t forget to check out our News Pages :

Mill News, with items that might be interest to all.

Mill News for Guild Members, a password only section for Guild Members.

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To contact the Guild please email the website administrator

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Threat to Charlecote Mill

Charlecote Mill, one of our finest watermills, is under threat, from The Avon Navigation Trust (ANT) proposal to allow river navigation between Stratford and Warwick. This scheme is now a real possibility and has the support of Stratford District Council. Please help us to oppose this damaging plan. Full details on the website.

Possible Threat to Priors Mill, Swaffham Prior.

Priors Mill is at risk of losing wind if a proposed development nearby goes ahead. Our former Chairman, Jonathan Cook, who runs the mill, has posted all the details via this link. There is also a petition to sign. Please support Jon in has campaign.

Next TCMG Members Meeting :

Date & Venue  of Autumn 2017 Meeting now confirmed: Saturday 18th November, Holgate Windmill, York.

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News from De Zwaan Windmill, Michigan USA

Alisa Crawford writes to tell us that: “On June 11 I set a new record and did 3000 pounds in one day. In addition to grinding wheat, I also grind a nice non-GMO organic heritage corn that is grown on a local farm within 10 miles of the mill. The same farm grows an organic rye that I grind for a local brewery.

We now have a skycam that is aimed at the windmill, so people can see if the mill is turning from anywhere in the world. We are also working on getting a weatherstation hooked up on site that I can utilize for up to date weather, and when downloaded, can be accessed by area TV weather reporters.

Here is the link to the skycam:

From Quern to Computer

The Mills Archive Flour Milling History Project including timelines, extended descriptive articles and a booklet. To add information contact Claire Wooldridge, Learning and Engagement Manager,  Mills Archive,  0118 950 2052.

Crop to Crust Conference Report

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More old,  news,  including an article  on threats to Europe’s watermills from EU Water Framework Directive; and a link to TIMS News, full of all matters molinological!

French Milling Conference in May 2017

Click here for details.