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How do you make mills interesting for the general public?

Hi and welcome along to another instalment of the weekly blog, where I talk about things which I have found particularly interesting. For the topic of today’s discussion, I think it would be really interesting to analyse two pamphlets and one booklet pertaining to three different mills: Ashton Windmill, Yafford Mill and Longbridge Mill. These…

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Help save your industrial heritage!

Please support “Mills make the world go ‘round’”, a vital project that needs your help. The Foyle Foundation has pledged £15,000 if we can raise £8,645. We need your help to raise the remaining funds needed to open up the Archive to wider interest groups through an important part of the nation’s heritage with far-reaching relevance:…

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Gems of the Archive: Water and Wind

One of the things I have realised whilst working with the collections is how inspirational traditional milling has been to a huge variety of artists. This beautiful watercolour comes from one such artist. This week I have been working on the book Windmills, a collection of watercolours and poetic anecdotes by the internationally renowned artist Frank…

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