Unofficial Mills was created in 2004 as an ICT project by 15-year-old Jono Read. The website, complete with sound clips, forums, and website news was quickly boosted into the spotlight by Radio 1 fans. It started to receive regular mentions on-air and became one of the few unofficial resources for Radio 1 on the internet.

It quickly became apparent some free hosting was not going to suffice for Unofficial Mills and so Jono has invested money for the hundreds of thousands of visitors who arrive at Unofficial Mills every year. From paying for website design to expertise in coding, website hosting and bandwidth, or forum software this website does not come cheap.

Eleven years on and the website remains alive. Jono has avoided covering the website with adverts but welcomes donations to ensure Unofficial Mills remains accessible and up-to-date for future visitors to enjoy. You can donate to the cause using PayPal.