Following government guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older and vulnerable people, the Friends of Windmill Gardens have postponed open days and events planned for April and May, including the Beer and Bread Festival. Our heritage walks, tai chi and gardening sessions have also been put on hold for now.
However, our volunteer millers are continuing to produce flour during the coronavirus lockdown while observing the strict UK government guidance on social distancing for everyone. All flour we produce is delivered safely by our volunteers to our established retail outlets, including local shops that remain open to customers and those that are closed to the public but provide home deliveries of groceries.
We are also donating Brixton Flour to two local food banks. To help us continue to do this we are asking for donations: £20 will cover the cost of delivering 40 bags of flour to a food bank. To find out more and donate, click here.
Windmill Gardens currently remains open for exercise, but please follow government guidelines on keeping at least 2 metres away from other people.
We wish to thank all of our supporters at this time and encourage everyone to join us online for new activities and updates on what’s to come at Brixton Windmill later this year.
Volunteer baker"I would encourage anyone to consider volunteering. It makes me feel connected with my local community and I am constantly impressed with the energy and passion around Brixton Windmill."
In 1862, the Ashby family stopped grinding corn by wind power at Brixton and moved their milling operation to a watermill at Mitcham until 1902. Penny Steele investigates the story of the Ashby watermill.