In 2008 the Abel family was given the opportunity to turn round the failing Denver Windmill Project, and Denver Mill Ltd was born.

By 2011 they had succeeded in achieving national recognition as a bakery school, a working heritage project and one of the largest tourist attractions in West Norfolk.

The site became a significant small business hub and employer of the old, young and challenged, and offered a first step on the employment ladder for school leavers.

Excellent relations were built with local clubs, groups and societies as well as schools and colleges, and by developing good media relations the project enjoyed invaluable support from local radio and press and was featured on a number of television programs as a tourist site and centre for traditional milling and baking.

The company spent five years fighting with the Charity that owned the windmill and in 2013 it was forced to leave.

By 2015 the site was closed.

Denver Windmill The Last 100 Years

The new Denver Mills and Abel family website

Denver Windmill October 2011 disaster

Denver Windmill 200 year Timeline

Diary

2008

Diary

2009

Diary

2010

Diary

2011

Diary

2012

Diary

2013