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Environment Agency plans for the River Wensum in Norfolk

Author: Jonathan Neville Readers might be interested in the far reaching plans the Environment Agency has for the River Wensum in Norfolk. From the Natural England report: “A survey in 2002 showed that the ecological condition of the river had declined, and the principal reasons for unfavourable condition were water quality and siltation. The siltation…

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Barry Mill to remain open

Gareth Hughes has just passed on today’s good news that Barry Mill will remain open. We highlighted the threat to this important Scottish mill in April. see http://www.millsarchivetrust.org/index.php/blogs/more/barry_mill_under_threat The full story is on the National Trust website at http://www.nts.org.uk/NewsStory/568/ National Trust for Scotland Chief Executive Kate Mavor said:“Barry Mill is a wonderful property and we are very…

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Kodachrome RIP

Kodak have just announced they are discontinuing Kodachrome colour film. The Daily Telegraph “Digital cameras kill Kodachome slides” quotes the company as saying customers prefer to capture images with newer technology The Company’s wesbite has this link: http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=15359&pq-locale=en_GB Following on the earlier demise of the Kodak Carousel projector (although mine still works) this announcement is the…

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The Power of Waterwheels

Author: Stuart Mousdale Does anyone know of any books, articles, etc which deal with estimating power output from water wheels or could comment on this subject? I work as a volunteer at Dunham Massey sawmill in Cheshire. Recently there has been some discussion amongst the mill stewards regarding the power output from the water wheel…

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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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