National Mills Weekend 2017

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017





National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage and provides you with a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public.

In 2017 it will take place on the 13th and 14th May and we hope even more mills than in previous years will open their doors and welcome visitors. Until the advent of the steam engine, wind and watermills provided the only source of power for many different processes - from making flour, paper, cloth to hammering metal and extracting oils. You can explore mills that produced, or still produce these products, some restored to working order, some derelict, some still working commercially. 

The S.P.A.B. Mills section (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) run this event every year on or around the second weekend in May, and Denby Dale Radio Society are co-ordinating the Radio side of this event.
This event is not a contest, we would like you to have a good time and promote Amateur Radio while helping to preserve some of our heritage.

Burton-ARC will be operating from Claymills Pumping Station

Burton ARC Mills on the air