The Welsh Mills Society is a voluntary, independent society that warmly welcomes everyone interested in the wind and water mills of Wales and their products. We encourage interest in the appreciation, understanding and importance of mills and milling and their purpose.

We campaign for the preservation, restoration and recognition of mills as both a vital heritage asset and a local economic asset. Our very knowledgeable members can provide a range of academic and historical knowledge together with practical advice for those living within, or working with, surviving mills. Our Mills Restoration Fund can offer small grants to help with restoration and repairs. Our quarterly newsletter, our annual Journal – Melin,  regular field trips, hands-on activities and on-line learning provide members with a range of diverse and engaging activities.

Through our work, we support traditional mills ensuring they remain relevant in a changing world and that milling skills, knowledge and products are recognised as part of our sustainable future and therefore nurtured for future generations to enjoy. 

Find out more about our activities and the benefits of membership here.

If you would like to contribute to our work on Mill Rescue then please visit our Mill Rescue Fund Page

Please contact us via

 To see  Y Felin mill in action  and learn more about  traditional flour milling follow the link  ….    Y Felin, St Dogmael’s – YouTube


Forthcoming Events

Autumn Meeting and 39th AGM – Saturday 21st October 2023

The meeting will be held at Llanellen Village Hall, Llanellen, near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 9HT


10.00 – 10.30 Tea and Coffee

10.30 – Welcome and AGM

11.40 ‘The Restoration of Rhosgoch Mill’ near Painscastle by Janet Russell

12.25 ‘Oat Mills’ by Andrew Findon

12.45 Lunch

1.30 Visits to mills

Clock Mill, Longtown, Herefordshire

Little Mill, Ross Road Abergavenny

Ochran Mill, Llanellen

4.30 Return to village hall for teas and coffees and summary

More information and booking details can be found below.

WMS 2023 Autumn Meeting booking form V2


Recordings of talks presented at our meetings are given here:

Deborah Mercer – From Sheep to Industry

Martin Fowler – Work at Cenarth Mill

Polly Davies – Farming with Nature

Richard Hayman – How historic mills are chosen for Listed Building status

Ann Whittall – The National Wool Museum

Mel Walters – Coed Trewernau Mill: an update