The Rex Wailes Collection. His published work; articles on milling

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2019

    Medium Digital

    People and communities > Biographies & tributes

    Scope & contentAs we start to explore this amazing collection of photographs, drawings and documents, I am faced with what to describe first. We know Rex Wailes was an accomplished engineer and prolific writer, but I hadn’t realised how much he had contributed to Milling, the precursor of Milling and Grain. So this seems an appropriate introduction to the series of snapshots I am preparing for the coming months.

    Rex travelled the length and breadth of the UK as well as many other countries recording, photographing and talking to mill owners. His visits included two trips across the Atlantic to the US by ship. He also visited the Netherlands, Finland, France, Spain, Portugal and Barbados to name a few. All of these will be featured in future issues of Milling & Grain…. Read more.


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