Our activities

WMS Mucky Mills Gang

The Gang aims to give practical encouragement to mill owners by turning out for sessions helping with restoration and maintenance work. If you are interested in joining the gang or know of a suitable project, please contact us via enquiries@welshmills.org.

Our Millers’ Forum

The Mill owners’ forum addresses topics  of mutual interest to millers –  grants, income generation, hydro systems and  feed in tariffs,  pond restoration, insurance,  mill history research, hygiene, waterwheel corrosion control and myriad other subjects.

Mills Experience Weekend

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.

Recording mills for the Royal Commission database, coflein.gov.uk

Members are encouraged to make descriptive and photographic records of mills, and to contribute them to Coflein, the on-line database of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Click on this link for a pro-forma is available by clicking on this link; completed copies should be returned to John Crompton who will transcribe the records to Coflein with an acknowledgment to their author. Up-to-date reports on mills which already have Coflein entries, (coflein.gov.ukare also much appreciated.

Waterwheels

The Society has recently taken into care several sets of wooden foundry patterns for waterwheels, originally from Cambrian Foundry, Newtown, which were being disposed of by National Museum Wales. These will be assessed and stored, and it is the Society’s intention to make them available, for a small charge, to anyone wishing to have the parts for a new wheel cast. The cost of new patterns is usually the most expensive part of commissioning new waterwheels. Click on this link for a list and drawings of the available patterns.