The next meeting of the Society, the 2017 Annual General Meeting, will be held on Saturday 21st October in the Newcastle Emlyn area with visits to Felin Geri, Cenarth Mill & the National Coracle Centre and Y Felin, St. Dogmaels.
Click on this link for a brief report of our last meeting.
Proposed visit to Essex in 2018
Following the success of our Dorset trip a few years ago we are planning another one to Essex next year. Essex has a rich legacy of mills and we expect to be able to visit a tower mill, smock mill, post mill, steam-powered mill, tide mill and water mill (at least!). We intend to follow the successful Dorset model which offered mill visits over two to two and a half days and getting together for evening meals but letting everyone organise their own accommodation and transport. We will charge a small nominal sum to cover expenses as with the Dorset trip. There is quite a lot of flexibility over dates at this stage but we think the middle of May is probably the best time.
Before we go any further with organisation and dates we should like expressions of interest (no commitment at this stage) please. As most of the mills are run by volunteers, a weekend trip seems most likely, which may involve travelling on the M25 on a Friday!, but suggestions for
dates and preferred days of the week are welcome.
Our trip to Dorset was packed with fascinating mills and we expect no less from Essex so we do hope you can join us.
Please email: Hilary . Malaws @ btinternet.com (remove spaces before using this address) as soon as possible if you may be interested, so we have time to firm up dates and organisation.
In April 2017 the Society organised its first “Mills Experience Weekend”, hosted by Anne and Andrew Parry at their mill, Felin Ganol, in Llanrhystud, Ceredigion. A lively group of members and others engaged in a wide variety of activities under the watchful eyes of our hosts, who nevertheless managed to impart a huge range of information and provide excellent refreshment and sustenance. And they organised wonderful weather as well!
Click on this link for a report on the event.