Our Work

Houghton Mill in summer

Houghton Mill has stood on the banks of the River Great Ouse for over 1,000 years. It's a unique wooden structure which needs our continued love and care.

Over the last two years, a team of volunteers have been leading a project which will enable visitors to experience the mill working on a regular basis. Previously, the mill had only a waterwheel powering one set of stones which could only be used when the river is at a certain level. The volunteers have now installed a new set of millstones powered by hydro-electricity which will not only enable more people to see, hear and smell the mill in action, but also enable us to produce more flour for everyone to enjoy. This will continue the tradition of Potto Brown, a former miller at Houghton Mill, whose epitaph, which can be found in the village square, Houghton, Huntingdonshire, reads:

'Born in this village 16 July 1797 he spent his life devoting himself to the best interests of those around him.'