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Help get Brixton Windmill grinding flour again!

“When will you be grinding flour again?” is the question most visitors to Lambeth’s historic windmill ask.

Brixton Windmill, a much-loved local landmark, produced flour until 1934. Producing Brixton flour there again will help sustain its future.

So the Friends of Windmill Gardens have now launched a big public appeal for money to get Brixton Windmill grinding again by 2016 – its 200th birthday!

A fund of £20,000 – to be raised in £5,000 stages – will help us sort out the best way to produce flour without affecting our popular free public open days and school visits at Brixton Windmill.

Why do we need £20,000?
We need to carry out a feasibility study into:

  • meeting food production/hygiene and health and safety regulations
  • securing a supply of organic grain
  • paying for milling expertise and training in how to work the fully-restored electric driven stones
  • setting up a partnership with experienced millers (local if possible) for finishing processes like flour sifting, packaging and storage
  • marketing Brixton flour not just at Brixton Windmill but locally in Brixton Market and eventually further afield
  • working with local bakers – also potential partners.

We need your help - please give today to help raise the first £5,000! By selecting Gift Aid membership (below) you confirm that you are a UK taxpayer and wish the Friends of Windmill Gardens (FoWG) to claim a refund of tax on this payment from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) under Gift Aid.

If you do not pay tax, use the button below to donate.

We will be organising lots of special events to raise this money. If you can help or have great fundraising ideas we want to hear from you! Send your suggestions to Please put "Brixton Flour Fund" in the subject line.

Thank you for your support!