Rex Wailes Collection. Rex as photographer and mill recorder

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2020 April

    Medium Digital

    People and communities > Biographies & tributes


    Scope & contentIn our digital world, it is easy to forget the debt we owe to photography. Records of our 19th and 20th century milling heritage are enriched by photographs such as those in this issue of the owners of Leighton Buzzard Mills and their mill. The images are carefully arranged and typical of that period, no doubt requiring large equipment mounted on a tripod.

    Rex Wailes demonstrated that the person behind the camera was equally important. Not only was he an engineer interested in mills, he was keen on using his more portable camera to take interior shots highlighting details of mill machinery. These records from the 1920s onwards are often unique and now form an important part of his legacy… Read more.


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