National Mills Day

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National Mills Day is an event in the United Kingdom and occurs annually on the second Sunday in May. It started off as a single day event[1] but in recent years has expanded to Saturday as well as Sunday, and is now promoted as National Mills Weekend. The event is coordinated by the Wind and Watermills section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.[2] Traditionally many preserved wind and watermills that are usually closed to the general public open their doors and offer an insight into the mills workings and history.

In support of National Mills Day, Denby Dale Radio Club co-ordinate hundreds of Amateur Radio stations who operate from alongside and sometimes inside the mills.

Elsewhere in Europe, similar events are held in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and other countries. Germany has the Deutscher Mühlentag on Whit Monday. The Netherlands holds its Landelijke Molendag on the second Saturday in May.[3]


  1. ^ "UK National Mills Day 1998". Windmill World. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "National Mills Weekend". Windmill World. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Mills Days outside the UK". Windmill World. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 

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