Rex Wailes Collection arrives at the Mills Archive #1

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2019 November

    Medium Digital

    People and communities > Mill organisations


    Scope & content“We are so thrilled to finally have the Rex Wailes Collection in our safekeeping and we are passionate about making inroads into the material so that researchers can learn more from its unique records. As the national repository for the history of milling, Rex’s material forms a vital part of the story of how the world has been fed and fueled by mills. This is only the start of the journey, as it will take time and further funding to help us preserve and open up he collection to the public,” says the Trust’s development director Liz Bartram. In short this is a very important transfer of an internationally recognised archive on wind-, water- and steam-driven flour mills, compiled by Englishman Rex Wailes throughout the 20th Century, to the UK’s Mills Archive Trust in Reading from the UK’s Science Museum.
    It’s a major collection that will be open to the public and attract millers and others from all around the world who are interested in our milling history.... Read more.


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