The first Mills Archive collection can now be viewed on the Archives Hub.
The Archives Hub is a website where archive repositories from across the UK upload their catalogues so that the country’s archival material can be searched in one place.
My project over the last two months (funded by the Vodafone World of Difference scheme) has centred around revising our catalogue entries to send to the Hub. The first collection, an album of photographs of windmills taken in the 30s and 40s by a Mr Reid, is now available for viewing on the Hub.
I’ve been unable to find out anything about Reid, other than the following few facts, gleaned from a note inside the album: He lived at Rawdon, Upper Packington Rd., Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire; he died in 1955; his widow, Mrs R Reid, donated his photos to the SPAB Mills Section in his memory in October 1956. If anyone knows more about him, please get in touch!