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. 

 The aims of the Society are

..to study, record, interpret and publicise the wind and watermills of Wales

..to encourage general interest

..to advise on their preservation and use

..to encourage working millers.

The Society’s Annual General Meeting is held in October and a Spring regional meeting, alternating between north and south Wales, is held in late April. See forthcoming events for our next meeting.

The Welsh Mills Society arranges lectures, films, visits to mills, demonstrations and courses on mill recording techniques and millwrighting as well as actively publicising mills which are open to the public. Our members engage in a wide range of mill related activities.

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

Please contact us via enquiries@welshmills.org

Hanes Cymdeithas Melinau Cymru gan Gerallt Nash

History and Future of the Society by Gerallt Nash.