Are you ready to become a Great British Mill Racer?

April 04th 2016 by Claire Wooldridge: Learning and Engagement Manager

Read on for updates on the Great British Mill Race and to find out how you can take part.
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New poster!

Preparation for the Great British Mill Race is well underway.  As our launch date nears (14-15 May 2016 to tie in with the SPAB National Mills Weekend), we are working closely with our  IT developers to finalise the IT elements of the project.  

Most excitingly we now have a brand new poster, designed especially for the Great British Mill Race (left).

Please share the poster with your friends, families and local mills!  We are keen to generate as much interest as possible in the Great British Mill Race.  

Our wonderful poster was designed by our talented graphic design volunteer, Ioulia.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great British Mill Race

Become a Great British Mill Racer!

As you know - the Great British Mill Race is a key component of our Heritage Lottery Funded flour milling heritage 'From Quern to Computer' project.  

You can join the Great British Mill Race by uploading photographs and comments to a web form hosted on our website, relating to mills you have seen or visited all over the UK.  We’re fully mobile ready so you can join the Mill Race using your smartphone whenever and wherever you spot a mill.  This information will be used to update and improve our existing Mills Index of over 10,500 mills. 

We've even got a handy tool to search for mills near you, wherever you are, when you're out and about this summer. 

By becoming a Great British Mill Racer, you will be helping us preserve a record of our milling heritage by updating our Mills Index

 

The Great British Mill Race: A Quick Start Guide 

1. Visit: http://www.gbmillrace.org (from 14 May 2016).

2. Find your mill.

3. Snap away! Send us your pictures and mill information updates.

4. You're a Great British Mill Racer!  Keep up to date with new entries, pictures & prizes by following #gbmillrace

 

This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Mills Archive

I'll be sure to keep you updated via our blog on the Great British Mill Race.  If you would like to be added to our From Quern to Computer project mailing list then please let me know: claire.wooldridge@millsarchive.org