Organisers of Sussex mill meetings, fetes, tours and other events are invited to contact us with details for inclusion below
Sussex Mills Group and S.I.A.S. Members inspecting the Oldland Windmill sweeps
during a mills tour [Photo : Peter Holtham]
Sunday 4th December at 10 am
Volunteer work day at Cross In Hand Windmill
It's going to be cold. Wrap up. Bring food and water. Gloves are a good idea, as are some sort of hat/balaclava etc.
The mill is dangerous and dirty, and has a major pigeon problem. For this reason, face masks will be provided. If you have the odd wheelbarrow or trolley, please bring it. If anyone is fortunate enough to have a skate, then please please bring it.
Anyone who enters the mill will be doing so at their own risk. We will ask you to sign a disclaimer beforehand, in accordance with the owners wishes. No liability is expected from the owners.
The ladder to the first floor will be removed, as the first floor is particularly dodgy. Once the area below the trestle is cleared, we will put the ladder back, but people can only go up in twos.
Once it's all done, there is a pub in the village....
Please contact Philip Hicks for further details
Saturday 10th December : 2 pm at Herstmonceux Village Hall
Bingo afternoon - All proceeds to the Windmill Hill Windmill Trust
Twelve games of bingo plus a raffle.
Tea and coffee provided.
Sunday 11th December : 10 am to 1 pm
Christmas Opening at Jill Windmill
The Roundhouse and volunteers will be bedecked to celebrate the festive season.
Souvenirs and (winds permitting) stoneground wholegrain flour will be on sale for stocking fillers along with tea, coffee, cakes and mince pies to keep visitors warm.
Every year, this is a very sociable occasion and, whatever the weather, we're there looking forward to seeing you all.
For further information please click here.
Sunday 11th December : 12 noon until 2.30 pm
Windmill Hill Windmill Christmas Opening
We are opening for Christmas for the first time this year, offering mulled wine, mince pies, tours of the mill, music from Peter Willson on the keyboard — and a visit from Father Christmas.
Bring your family, and tell your friends and neighbours to come too!
Wednesday 14th December : 6.30 pm
Carol Service at West Blatchington Windmill
It’s that time again to exercise those vocal chords and sing all your favourite carols. Once you’ve sung yourselves hoarse you can enjoy free hot
mince pies and sausage rolls plus a hot drink. Then if we are lucky,
Father Christmas, will pop in to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
There will be a Raffle with seasonal prizes and a collection will be taken to
ensure that you empty your purses and pockets, with all proceeds donated
to The Martlets Hospice.
Get there early as this is a very popular event and space is limited.
Friday 16th December : 7 pm for 7.15 pm
Carol Service at High Salvington Windmill
Bonfire, Hot chocolate & mince pies.
Bring your lantern and/or torch!
Proceeds to the St. Barnabas Funds
Saturday 18th February at Herstmonceux Village Hall
A dance to the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s performed by ‘Recycled’ in aid of Windmill Hill Windmill Trust
Sussex Mills Group volunteers looking at an early photograph of the mill during
a pause from digging out the wheel pit of Manor Mill, Poynings