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.
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
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