North West Mills Group



NWMG Events AGM 2017 TBA


What's on!

Bunbury Watermill, Cheshire will re-open for the season on Sunday 26th March 2017 1:00pm to 5:00pm. And will be open every Sunday until late October for mill tours and see the refurbished waterwheel power the original machinery. Hands on activites for all the family. On site Cafe serving refreshments and cakes plus wonderful walks around the mill grounds, perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

Milling Demo at Heron Corn Mill

The next flour Milling demonstration will be held on Friday 7th April at 11:30am. 

Enjoy seeing a traditional C18th watermill produce flour using horizontal millstones. Enjoy a tour with the miller and volunteer staff followed by refreshments and informative videos in the Barn afterwards.
Refreshment included with adult ticket. £5 adults, children under 16 free! Tour starts at 11:30am. Heron Mill Events Page

A fishing family on the river Lune - at Heron Corn Mill Barn

Thursday 20th May 2017 at 1:00pm. £6 including Refreshments and Sandwiches

Meet one of Heron Corn Mill's founder trustees and now director, Bob Parkinson, as he presents an illustrated talk about his family's fishing heritage on the river Lune.

Bob will also cover his parent's time as lighthouse keepers and how his life journey led him to become millwright and joiner at Heron Corn Mill. There will be many anecdotes about oil skins, parachute knickers, collisions and convicts to name a few.

Vist their website for booking information here or call 015395 64271


SPAB National Mills Weekend 2017

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May

Many of our Northwest wind and water mills will be opening and creating special events for this national celebratory weekend supported by the S.P.A.B mills section.
Please show your support and send us your photos with a few words to share with our fellow members.
National Mills Weekend website check which mills and events are taking part near you!


Marsh Mill, Thornton will have the sails turning on National Mills Weekend, 13th & 14th May and on Heritage open days 9th & 10th September 2017.

Great oportunity to see the magnificant machinery turning inside and an informative mill tour. Visit at Marsh Mill outlet village, Thornton, Lancashire FY5 4JZ

A selection of pictures from the
NWMG 30th anniversary exhibition at Heron Mill
(click thumbnail to enlarge)