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Our Meetings and Events

2014 is The Society's 30th Anniversary Year !

Saturday 26th April 2014
The Society's Spring Meeting at the Town Hall, Talgarth, Powys, including visits to local mills
10.00 Registration, Assemble & coffee;
11.00 Talks and presentations including Talgarth Mill; Cwm Farm and Green Valleys Hydro; and Members' topics.
12.30 Buffet Lunch
13.30-17.00 Visits
- To Talgarth Mill (next door to the meeting venue) A late 18th c. corn mill, closed 1946 and restored in 2010-11, incorporating machinery rescued by the Society from a derelict mill.
- In own cars to Trericket Mill, Llanstephan (8 miles north). A listed grade II* former corn mill retaining some machinery, including a turbine; now a B&B.
- By cars to Cwm Farm to see 6kw Hydro Scheme. 5 miles narrow lanes. ** Robust footwear and outdoor clothes recommended for Cwm Farm visit.
17.00 return to Tea in Talgarth Mill Granary; and farewells. (Committee meeting follows)
See more details on the Programme and Booking Form available from this link: wms-april2014talgarth.pdf (PDF format - 152 Kb)
Please post your booking form by 17th April at the latest, to the address on the form.

Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th May 2014
National Mills Weekend in Wales

More details to follow; in the meantime see the lists at SPAB Mills Weekend 2014: Watermills (and link to Windmills) (opens in new window)

Saturday 18th October 2014
The Society's Autumn Meeting and AGM

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Other Events of interest

Events organised by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings [SPAB] - Mills Section -

see - SPAB: Mills courses and events (opens in new window)

Our Ongoing Activities

WMS Mucky Mills Gang

The Gang aims to give practical encouragement to mill owners by turning out for
sessions helping with restoration and maintenance work.

If you are interested in joining the gang or know of a suitable project, please
contact Andrew Findon by phone 01974 251231 or email afindon@fsmail.net

Our Millers' Forum

The Mill owners forum, convened by Andrew Findon, addresses topics of mutual interest to millers - grants, income generation, hydro systems and feed in tariffs, pond restoration, insurance, mill history research, hygiene, waterwheel corrosion control and myriad other subjects. The Forum Newsletter is circulated to the members, but is available to all WMS members on request (contact AF - see above).

Mill research in Radnorshire

New member Dr David Caldicott is researching ancestors who were millers in Radnorshire and Herefordshire. During the 1800s the family were involved in at least 12 mills in that area. If you have any information on millers of that surname (or variations ) please contact David by email - platypus@senet.com.au

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