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The Friends’ Garden Party was a Great Success!

Last Saturday, the Mills Archive opened its doors to welcome our Friends of the Archive, volunteers and alumni to our annual Friends’ Garden Party at Watlington House in Reading. It was a glorious day: we were fortunate that the sun was shining and our beautiful herb and flower garden was in full bloom. Upon arrival,…

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Gems of the Archive: The Women Who Mill Alone

In recognition of International Women’s Day on 8th March, in this week’s blog we are showing our appreciation for women in milling by featuring two formidable female millers. Milling: a man’s job in a man’s world, or so it certainly was in the first half of the 20th century. As a profession dating back thousands…

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Armistice 100: The Link Between the Archive and Great War Ambulance Trains

This week the Mills Archive has joined in with commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. Ahead of the upcoming launch of our new website feature, Gems of the Archive, we thought we’d share with you a couple of Gems that are particularly topical for this week’s remembrance events. In June…

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Gems of the Archive: From Flour to Power

Hello, it’s me again. With just one week of my internship left to go, I thought this would be the right time to look into the future of wind power. Traditional windmills are few and far between, and traditional mills that still operate commercially are rarer still. However, when we think of wind-powered production, wind…

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