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History of the Tornado Windmill Co

In the latest set of links to news items, an interesting history of the Tornado Windmill Company in New York State from its founding in 1874 attracted my attention The full article may be found at http://www.thedailynewsonline.com/articles/2009/05/04/news/5311178.txt American windmills are of course referred to in the UK as wind engines, but ours don’t look quite like Tornados!…

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What about setting up a Kent Mills Group?

Kent has an amazing milling heritage and various Kent mills-related events and research interests have surfaced recently. Surely the time is ripe to consider (re)forming a regional mill group to cover Kent? Certainly the Mills Archive would offer tangible support to such a new group. Although the previous Kent group was dissolved, the thinking behind…

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Barry Mill under Threat

The National Trust for Scotland is threatening to close this attractive mill, one of the last working in Scotland, unless it improves its finances. William Hill’s latest set of Internet news (see related article) highlights the recent announcement. http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1168694?UserKey&UserKey= Friend of the Mills Archive and Barry Mill property manager, Peter Ellis urged people to seize the…

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New Issue of Wind and Water Mills

The latest issue (number 28) of the Journal of the Midland Wind and Water Mills Group has just been published. It contains four articles up to the usual high standard of this well-regarded journal.The following counties are featured: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Shropshire Contents:Hampton Loade Forge Top Mill (David Poyner)WS Barron & Son, Mill Engineers of…

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Mystery watermill

Author: Peter Durham Please could you identify this mill? I have a painting which I think must be a copy of the same by A.R.Quinton entitled River Gissing. I have contacted the Norfolk Mills site and they have suggested that I contact you.Thank you for any help you can give.Peter Durham. petedrums@btinternet.com

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Come and See Behind the Scenes on National Mills Weekend

Author: Sheila Viner As part of the 2009 National Mills Weekend we are opening our Archives and Library and would be delighted if you and any of your friends come to see us. Watlington House houses over a million items relating to wind/water/animal powered mills and milling families. As well as our comprehensive website http://www.millsarchive.com we provide…

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