About the Guild
The Guild provides information, support and advice about and for the increasing 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.
Many of the Guild mills welcome visitors and have millshops, tearooms, milltours, and associated events.
Mills are particularly popular with children and make for a very educational and enjoyable day out for schools.
If you are interested in finding more out about our mills, click this link
Folic Acid Consultation
There is an important page regarding Government proposals to add Folic Acid to flour. Click this link for more details.