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Mills make the world go round – Incense mills

Incense is made from tree resin, roots, flowers or seeds and produces a sweet smell when burnt. It has been used widely throughout the world in religious ceremonies. In China incense was manufactured in watermills – often three or more on a hillside. Small wooden waterwheels powered millstones or hammers to crush the wood. A…

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British and Irish Flour Mills 2

North Shore Mills Liverpool                                                                   Mildred Cookson Victorian Milling Journals   The Miller and Milling are the two most important milling journals from the late 1800s onwards. Both were published weekly and lasted for over 100 years (Milling is still going strongly as Milling & Grain).    Although we hold many copies, with…

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Chesterton Windmill setting under threat: please sign the petition

The setting of this wonderful 350-year-old Grade I listed windmill is under threat from a proposed development of 3,000 houses which would completely destroy the panoramic views over open fields and woodlands surrounding the mill, extending to the southern horizon and also affect for ever the monuments of national importance. Already over 2,300 people have…

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Millers on Stamps

Tony Yoward pointed out that these stamps are for sale from the Isle of Man Post office – so I have taken the plunge! They show mills and millers from IOM and the full set is for sale at http://www.iompost.com/stamps/stampissues.xml Unusual to find a set of stamps featuring millers – mills are not uncommon, but I…

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