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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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J Kenneth Major (1928-2009)

J Kenneth Major was born on 21 October 1928. In November 2002 he wrote the following account of his life: My parents were John William Major of South Shields and Katharine May Ridges of Taunton. My paternal grandfather was John William Major, a joiner and undertaker of South Shields, and my maternal grandfather was John…

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