The Friends of Little Marton Windmill are an independent voluntary group of local people who work to promote knowledge of the mill, its place in local history, and awareness of the Fylde’s extensive windmill heritage.
Our primary role is to facilitate the opening of the mill to the public, and to educational and special interest groups.
In addition to enabling visitors to see inside the building, we present a comprehensive exhibition depicting the story of wind power across the Fylde.
Models illustrate the grain milling process, and the evolution of windmills through several centuries.
Maps, photographs, and historic documents which illustrate the social environment of the Fylde coast over two centuries can be viewed against a background of windmill and agricultural history.
The Friends group also organise evening social events, in the nearby Tarnside Community centre, where speakers on subjects of local interest are invited.
Shirley Mathews, the instigator of the friends group, pictured here with Iris, (right), a loyal supporter of the group who organises and runs our raffles.
Shirley is the grandaughter of Allen Clarke, the local author to whom the mill is dedicated.