Also, Tractor Day forms part of National Mills Weekend organised by SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings ) and we are active participants in the event. SPAB have helped our fund raising activities and we are so grateful for their support. Also that weekend, we are again hosting a visit by Nuffield Amateur Radio club of Derby who will be on site both days and will be attempting contact other mills in the UK and, indeed, around the world.
To read more about Tractor Day, click here
Also coming soon: CLASSIC BIKE DAY – SUNDAY JULY 10th
Only two weeks after a generous donation of £10,000 from Derbyshire County Council, Heage Windmill patron John Kirkland has boosted the Trouble at Mill Appeal with another £10,000. For full story, click here
To find out more about being Miller for a Day, click here
Windmill officially opened by Adrian Farmer, coordinator of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Click here for more.
Latest: Appeal Fund now stands at over £52,000
BRIGHT NEW CAP
Our Ogee Cap has had a new lick of paint. Here it is being painted and, now complete, shining in the afternoon gloom. It just needs the sails as companions!
TROUBLE AT MILL
Click here to view a special film appeal by renowned musician/actor and Heage resident JOHN TAMS.
We have now raised over £52,000
YOU CAN DONATE ONLINE. Click here to go to our BT Donate page.
Click here to view the recent BBC East Midlands Today report
You can also pay via BACS direct into our Trouble At Mill fund (details below)
Many thanks to those of you who have already rallied round to help our windmill, either through dropping coins in our collection box at the mill or by sending a cheque in the post.
Donations which would help enable the repair work to proceed can presently be sent as cheques made payable to HWS Trouble at Mill to:
Danny Ashley, Treasurer, Heage Windmill Society, 12 Woodland Way, Old Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6JA
OR You can pay direct via BACs. Here are the Account details:
Account Number: 20356006
Sort Code: 60 – 83 – 01
N.B. Here is a Gift Aid form you can fill in to send in with your cheque Gift Aid A5 Final2 pdf
Trevor Connelly-Haywood of TCH Air Photos has made a short aerial video of Heage Windmill. Trevor lives in Scotland but has friends in the village who worked on the windmill 5 years ago. To view his video click here
CHECK OUT A NEW YOU TUBE VIDEO OF THE WINDMILL. Many thanks to Matthew House. Click here
A dramatic new aerial shot of Heage Windmill, taken by Dave Tindall. Thanks Dave! To see two more – also taken by Dave – click here
Friends of Heage Windmill
Friends of Heage Windmill is a voluntary organisation providing volunteers who operate the mill, conduct guided tours for visitors, carry out mill maintenance and raise funds, etc. If you are interested in becoming a Friend, click on Join Us to find out more.
Where To Find Us
The mill is located off Chesterfield Road just to the north of the Derbyshire village of Heage inbetween the towns of Belper and Ripley. The entrance road is opposite the Bowmer and Kirkland offices.
If you are a Sat Nav user, our Post Code is DE56 2BH.
Car parking is available free on site. For more details on where to find us, go to the Information page.
Take a Drive to the Mill
Andy Savage of Derby Photos has created a driving route from Belper to Heage Windmill in HD Time Lapse. Click here and fasten your safety belt.
To whet the appetite for your visit to us, why not take a Virtual Tour? This was specially done for Heage Windmill by Andy Savage. Just click here