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“The Oldest Bread in the World: the earliest-known evidence of bread-making”

Recent findings at a 14,000-year-old archaeological site in Amman, Jordan have rewritten the history of bread-making by 5,000 years! Rebecca Sherratt, Production editor, reports on the recent findings of the ‘earliest-known evidence of bread-making’ found in the Black Desert, Amman, Jordan, in this month’s issue of Milling and Grain.  You can read the full article here. …

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Help get this beautiful Brill Windmill book published by securing your copy

If you love windmills, you may well have visited Brill’s 17th-century post mill up on Brill Common. Photographer Tim Andrew has visited it hundreds of times over the last 25 years and is publishing a coffee table book full of fabulous photos captured when the light is glorious or there’s a community event that involves…

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From Quern to Computer: a printed history of flour milling

Prefer something printed? Then our From Quern to Computer booklet is your ticket to discovering our flour milling history. The best bits of our timelines and extended From Quern to Computer articles have been drawn together in a printed booklet, featuring illustrations by graphic designer Ioulia Zoukova. From Quern to Computer: A History of Flour Milling is an accessible and interesting beginners guide to…

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The Mills Archive in ‘Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine!’

The June issue of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine contains a double-page spread featuring an item from the Michael French Collection ‘Gem from the Archive’ is one of the magazine’s monthly features. In it Mildred discusses one of her favourite records from our rich collections, in this case the Michael French Collection. The document is…

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Cement mills anyone?

The winning entry in the second biennial Mills Archive Research Competition is now available. The 54 page A4 book,written by Edwin Trout, covers the use of  Traditional Milling Technology in the English Cement Industry, 1796-1899. The early technology of cement milling is a neglected aspect of the history of the cement industry, accounts of which…

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Holman Bros., Millwrights of Canterbury

Hello everyone! You might remember me briefly mentioning Guy’s presentation at the SPAB meeting a few months ago on the Holman Brothers, Millwrights of Canterbury. Well I am pleased to announce that Guy has created some webpages related to the months of work on the completion of the book on the history of the Holman…

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Mills Archive completes narrative on the Holman Bros., Millwrights of Canterbury

Last week, Geoff Holman’s family – including widow Lynn, children Tim and Sophie and niece Sarah – attended a presentation on the work completed by a team at the Archive. We received Geoff’s Collection at The Mills Archive back in 2012. Before Geoff died in 2011, he had been working on writing a book about…

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