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Made to measure

From measuring the amount of grain in a sack to making sure a windmill’s sails are the correct length, without measurements mills would fall apart and

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Women at work

Whilst the role of women in milling has often been underappreciated they have been crucial to its development. From its very origins with hand milling

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Muscle matters

Authors: Christopher Viney and Lydia Smith Before wind and water were harnessed, the strength of people and animals was used to power mills. Animal power

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Early photography

by Lydia Smith and Christopher Viney Fundamental changes in the ways mills worked and the effects they had on people’s lives were mirrored by the

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Mills are fabulous buildings; however, they are also incredibly fragile, and unfortunately they sometimes suffer huge disasters. See the items relating to disasters in our

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