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Kent Millers’ Tales

Authors: Luke Bonwick & Alan Stoyel Kent Millers’ Tales was a Heritage Lottery funded project carried out in 2005 with the aim of cataloguing the Mills Archive’s Kent collections, as well as those of Kent County Council. You can read the seven ‘Millers’ Tales’ here, or view an archived copy of the original site (though note that the links to…

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Arthur Carlton Smith (d. 2013)

Author: Michael Harverson Arthur and his bike Arthur Smith worked at the cutting edge of modern technology in the aircraft industry, but has always been happiest when out in the countryside. “Natural history is my main motivation in life. It was through a field study that I became interested in windmills. I found little had…

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Historical introduction to mills and milling

Author: Luke Bonwick Overview Traditionally, a mill powered by wind, water or animals would have served every community. The study of milling from ancient querns to the steam mills of the Victorian era has fascinated historians for many years. The Roman architect Vitruvius (ca.70-25BC) wrote a detailed description of the use of waterpower in ancient…

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