July 03, 2015

03/07/2015: The Mills Archive Trust wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

The Mills Archive Trust has just received £68,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, 'From Quern to Computer'. Helped by volunteers from the local community as well as further afield, the project focuses on telling the fascinating story of flour milling, from its ancient origins in 6000 BC up to the present day and large computer-driven roller mills.
From Quern to Computer will enable people from participating mills and from around the world, of all ages and interests, to learn about the evolution of flour milling and contribute to shaping the story online. 
Image: Tambako the Jaguar

The Mills Archive is a registered charity, whose mission is to care for the records of our milling heritage and make them freely available to the public for research and learning. The Archive benefits from the help of a strong core of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, including a number of university students looking for work experience in archiving and older people who are milling enthusiasts or retired millers.    


Commenting on the award, Development Manager Liz Bartram said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and we are confident the project will engage people in the story of flour milling. We wish to spread the knowledge of the history of flour milling – something hugely relevant to all of us in providing our daily bread – to different groups of people on a local, national and international scale.”
Visit the Mills Archive Trust site HERE

Visit the HLF site HERE

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