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John Munnings Collection

Authors: Nathanael Hodge & Laura Felton-Hustwitt The John Munnings Collection contains detailed watermill sketches by artist John Munnings, together with his notes and the typescript for a book. John Munnings (1916-1987) was the son of a miller and nephew of the artist Sir Alfred Munnings. He was born at Mendham Mill, Suffolk, and his planned book is full of…

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John Munnings’ Watermill Sketchbooks

Author: Laura Felton-Hustwitt For the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to look through and catalogue two of John Munnings’ watermill sketchbooks. Containing 143 sketches of water mills from all over the country, it was a long but worthwhile process scanning and recording each and every page. My job was to add the…

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Love language

Volunteer Ian Grainge describes his discovery of secret messages on innocent-looking postcards… In cataloguing part of the Brian Eighteen collection, I came across two postcards with identical text, each to the same recipient, Alic Lovegrove in Caversham, from the same person, ‘Dora’. Both were written within one week of each other, in Summer 1910. The…

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Explore the story of flour milling: From Quern to Computer

Explore changes to corn milling technology, from animal, wind and water power to the modern day roller flour milling industry in these extended articles written and illustrated by Martin and Sue Watts. If the images and snippets of description on our From Quern to Computer timelines have caught your interest, you can find out more via these extended articles.…

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From Quern to Computer: a History of Flour Milling Timeline

We are delighted to share with you our new interactive resources to discover the history of flour milling, from quern to computer. Today we take a closer look at our timelines. From grain, to flour to our daily bread, access our From Quern to Computer timelines which demonstrate how the stories of technological changes to flour milling,…

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From Quern to Computer: a History of Flour Milling

Use our new interactive resources to discover the history of flour milling, from quern to computer. Do you want to explore the story of our flour milling history?Explore our new interactive resources below. Timelines From grain, to flour to our daily bread, access our From Quern to Computer timelines which demonstrate how the stories of technological changes…

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From Quern to Computer: The history of flour milling

Authors: Martin and Sue Watts 1: Introduction2: Cereals and cultivation: Prehistory to the Romans3: Cereals and cultivation: The early medieval period, c.AD500 to the present day4: The first milling stones5: The application of animal and water power: From the Mediterranean to Britain6: Early medieval mills and milling7: Medieval mills and milling8: Post-medieval mills and milling,…

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