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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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Radio 4 programme featuring the late Ken Major

Ken Major will feature on BBC Radio 4’s “Last Word” this Friday 21 August at 4pm Matthew Bannister presents the obituary series, analysing and celebrating the life stories of people who have recently died. The programme reflects on people of distinction and interest from many walks of life, some famous and some less well known.Ken’s…

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Kenneth Major: heritage architect and author

Author: Simon Hudson Ken’s obituary appears in the Times today (Saturday 8 August) The printed version contain two large photos of the wheel at Painshill. The web version at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6787679.ece includes this fine photo taken by Erik Stoop at the TIMS conference in the Netherlands in 2007.A memorial fund for Ken has been established at http://millsarchivetrust.org/memorial.htm

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Ken Major Funeral and Memorial

Ken’s funeral (which was held in accordance with the custom of the Quakers) took place on Thursday 6 August at 11.30. The service took place in the South Chapel of Reading CrematoriumHelen has asked that no flowers be sent and instead donations be made either to Cancer Research UK or the MIlls Archive Trust. See http://www.millsarchivetrust.org/memorial.htm for…

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