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Help save the Rex Wailes Collection

Today we are launching our campaign to raise funds to help preserve and make available the Rex Wailes Collection. Read on to find out more about this significant collection and how you can help to conserve and make the gems in his collection publicly accessible. We received the Rex Wailes Collection after long-term talks with…

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National Mills Weekend 2019 – report and pictures!

The sun was shining and the weather was warm last weekend: the perfect weather to celebrate National Mills Weekend! A festival of open-house mills that takes place across the UK every May, National Mills Weekend is run by the SPAB Mills Section, the UK’s national organisation devoted to protecting and promoting traditional windmills and watermills.…

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The SPAB Mills Section Collection completes its journey to the Archive

The material belonging to the SPAB Mills Section Collection, one of our four Foundation Collections, has now been reunited at its new home at the Mills Archive. Back in 2003 the first half of the collection was accessioned in the archive. This half contained collections by various prominent molinologists and members of the Mills Section…

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Mills Archive Volunteers support SPAB

Chris Wheeler and Guy Boocock were among eight volunteers helping at the Mills Section Spring Meeting on Traditional Milling in the 21st Century. The Section chairman, Jonathan Cook thanked the Archive staff for all their support. Luke Bonwick and Mildred Cookson handled the local organisation and were ably supported by Audrey Curtis, Elizabeth Trout, Tom…

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