Rex Wailes collection arrives at the Archive #2

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2019 November

    Medium Digital

    People and communities > Mill organisations


    Scope & contentMilling and Grain talks to the Mills Archive trust about the very important transfer of an internationally recognised archive on wind-, water- and steam-driven flour mills, from the UK’s Science Museum to the Mills Archive Trust in Reading, UK.

    Complied by Englishman Rex Wails throughout the 20th Century, it’s a major collection that will be open to the public and attract millers and others who are interested in our milling history from all around the world.

    Milling and Grain, is supporting the collection and has the honour of having the room in which the collection is to be housed named after its title - The Milling and Grain Room.

    July 23rd, 2019 was a momentous day for the Mills Archive. After long negotiations, the Science Museum released the Rex Wailes Collection, which had been held in their offsite store for more than 30 years, never to see the light of day. It is now in our care and thanks to support from Perendale Publishers, the collection is housed in the “Milling & Grain Room” at our quarters… Read more.


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