Rex Wailes Collection. French windmills

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    Knight, Amanda [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2022 October

    Medium Digital

    Wind & watermills > Other Europe (not GB) > France


    Scope & contentBy Amanda Knight, Volunteer, Rex Wailes Collection, Mills Archive, UK

    A quest to begin a new career as an Archivist led me to seek some hands-on experience at an accredited archive before embarking on the recommended qualifications; and who better to ask than the Mills Archive?

    Happily, running true to form as a recipient of the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the team at the Mills Archive kindly welcomed me aboard as a volunteer in September 2021 and since then I have spent much of my time in digitising and cataloguing images from the Rex Wailes Collection.

    Rex Wailes’ extensive collection of images of French windmills arrived on my desk in a small, unassuming but weighty, cardboard box. Inside were 52 neatly labelled envelopes containing a vast array of prints, negatives drawings and postcards of more than 50 French windmills…Read more.


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