Organisers of Sussex mill meetings, fetes, tours and other events are invited to contact us with details for inclusion below
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
Sunday 11th September
High Salvington Windmill
Rural Crafts Day
Static Steam Engines Display by the
Sussex & Kent Weald Stationery Engine Group
Rural Craft Demos
Home made cakes, Preserves, Conserves
Stalls, Refreshments available
Sunday 11th September
Teddy Bears Picnic at West Blatchington Windmill
Ivan, son of committee members Pat and Jane Marshall, who come from High Salvington Mill, near Worthing, has offered to organise a picnic, starting at 1 pm. Free mill tours will also run from 2 pm to 5 pm.
All cuddly toys and their owners (including adults) are welcome.
There will be various games, a teddy bear zip wire, and a teddy bear hunt in the mill.
For lunch, bring a picnic and blanket, and the usual refreshments will be available in the barn.
Please come, even if you don't have a cuddly toy, to support Ivan and the committee, and even
raise a few funds to help pay for the mill's restoration.
The current painting and repairs are NEARLY finished, but there a few small items outstanding, so unfortunately the scaffolding is unlikely to be down by 11th September.
Sunday 2nd October : 9.30 am for 10 am
Sussex Mills Group Symposium
This year's Autumn Meeting will be at Lewes Town Hall Lecture Room, Fisher Street entrance
As usual, the event is an open meeting to which members and non-members will be very welcome
The event will be chaired by Philip Hicks [Chairman of Sussex Mills Group] and the speakers will be Simon Hudson, Peter Casebow, Peter James, Fiona Marsden, Greg Chuter [East Sussex County Archaeologist] and Peter Hill [Vice-Chairman]
The speakers will embrace such subjects as photographic recording, restoration of mills, Kent & Sussex mills of the 1950s, the importance of Historic Environment Records to mills, harnessing the power of wind worldwide, and finally a series of short reports on Sussex Mills
There will be morning and afternoon tea or coffee and a stall of Milling Books
The event commences at 10 am, preceded by tea or coffee from 9.30 am
Tickets for the day must be purchased in advance
Please click here for a BOOKING FORM
Tickets cannot be purchased on the day
Saturday 15th October : 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm at The Horseshoe Inn
Wartling Historical Society Exhibition
Includes a stand on Windmill Hill Windmill
Friday 21st October : 7.30 pm at Herstmonceux Village Hall
A talk by Ian Everest "From the Sussex Ox to the Fordson Major "
in aid of Windmill Hill Windmill
Tickets £6 on the door
Sussex Mills Group and S.I.A.S. Members inspecting the Oldland Windmill sweeps
during a mills tour [Photo : Peter Holtham]