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The Windmill Hill Windmill Trust was registered as Charity No. 1054504 on 11th April 1996.  Its charitable aims are to restore, preserve and protect the Windmill at Windmill Hill. The Trustees are Crispin Freeman, Martyn Mitchell, Lester Handley and Paul Frost.

Our archivist is Simon Allen who is creating a digital record of all aspects of the mill.  To view these records please click here.

We could not maintain and operate the windmill without our valued team of volunteers.

Friends of the Windmill Hill Windmill support the windmill all year-round and the committee members work hard on raising funds and raising awareness.


The trustees of the Windmill Hill Windmill Trust are Martyn Mitchell, Paul Frost, Crispin Freeman and Lester Handley

Martyn Mitchell’s interests include tractors, old and new machinery, old cars and bikes.

Paul Frost works for the University of Brighton and his interests are cycling and skiing.

Crispin Freeman is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser with specialist charity sector experience.  He also likes cycling holidays.

Lester Handley has expertise in the construction industry and loves walking holidays.


Would you like to help as a volunteer?

We are looking for practical people to join our maintenance team on Wednesday mornings.

We need people to greet and assist visitors on Sunday afternoons.

For more information email or drop in and talk to us any Sunday afternoon when we are open to visitors.

The outer faces of the first cogs are profiled

The outer faces of the first cogs are profiled




In March 2017, the volunteers found that the wedges in the brakewheel were not fitting closely.  They have been individually inspected and their profiles have been made to fit snugly together.




During 2014 volunteers have restored the smutter which is now on display on the meal floor.

The restoration of both smutter and fan was a team effort with individuals taking control of the various sections before reassembly.

The smutter with fan and spout was restored by Ray Burlton, Simon Allen, Michael Chapman and Rhys Clatworthy.

To find out more about the smutter please see the article in the Spring 2015 newsletter.




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