Moulins. No. 5: Publication semestrielle de la Fédération Française des Amis des Moulins.

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    English titleMills. a bi-annual publication by the Fédération Française des Amis des Moulins.
    Authors & editors

    Publisher La Fédération Française des Amis des Moulins
    Year of publication 1980

    French (main text)

    Medium Book


    Scope & contentSummary TranslationA collection of articles on mills from the Bi-annual publication by the Fédération Française des Amis des Moulins. Firstly shows drawings, photographs and plans of the Moulin de Montfuron (Montfuron Mill) in the Hautes-Alpes de Provence, a French department in the south of France. The plans show the interior and exterior of the windmill. Includes information on its location, function, its proximity to the Montfuron village. The construction dates to the XIX century. It was abandoned and left to fall into disrepair. However in 1970 a study of the mill was made and plans for a possible restoration. Gives information about a comedy opera called le Coeur du Moulin (the heart of the mill) by Maurice Maigre, written around 1909. This was met with limited success but received good reviews. Copies still exist in a library. Includes a brief section on Antipater of Thessaloniki (Antipater de Thessalonique) who lived during the period of Augustus. He is often celebrated for being the inventor of new forms of water mills in Greece. Includes a chapter on the Fête au Moulin de Montfermeil (Montfermeil mill party) which took place on the 21st September 1980. Gives information on Saint Victor, the patron of millers. Includes a chapter on paper mills. Mostly the Moulin a Papier de Vallis Clausa (Vallis Clausa paper mill) in Fontaine-de- Vauluse. Includes a section on the diary of the society’s events dating to 1978-80. Includes a chapter on building sites (reconstruction sites) in 1978 and 1979 mostly in the Pas-de-Calais region. Includes information on the funding of projects, work that was carried out at various mill sites, including the dates. Also includes photographs. Gives accounts of other work carried out at specific locations in the Pas-de-Calais region, for example Gravelines (Northern), near Dunkirk (Dunkerque). Also gives a section on parties and events for celebrating mills across the region, for example, the Fete Du Moulin de Wormhout on the 25th June 1978. Includes photographs. Gives information on the decline of the paper milling industry- the flight and decline of the paper milling industry at a specific paper mill in Fontaine. Includes a section on the paper mill and the papermakers at a paper mill in Auvergne.

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    Accession no. 229822

    • Shelf location: Z00
    • Donor: Ken Major Collection