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Mills make the world go round

By Mildred Cookson and Nathanael Hodge Mills are most well known for grinding corn into flour. However, over the centuries mills powered by wind, water and other power sources have been used for many other types of industry. You can find out more about some of these here: Paper mills Gunpowder mills Fulling mills Cotton…

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Archivist’s Pick: Notes on gunpowder manufacture

Two of the most attractive items in the Alan and Glenys Crocker collection are beautiful handwritten notebooks from the Royal Gunpowder Factories at Faversham and Waltham Abbey. The notebook from Faversham is older – it consists of pages from a notebook of 1798 which were then pasted into another notebook in 1878. As well as…

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