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Preston Mill near Faversham

Vincent Pargeter has commented on the curious sweeps on the smock mill near Faversham shown in the Mills Archive’s new Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/millsarchive/ The site and Vincent’s note are both of interest! The outer pair of sweeps on the flikr photo of the smock mill at Preston Nr Faversham are wide and significantly tapered. The…

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Millwrighting Tradition

Mike Beacham writes about traditional millwrighting practices and how they vary to meet specific regional needs. Examples from Schleswig-Holstein, Eire, Turkey and Britain are mentioned. The full article follows:Almost without exception, detailed studies of milling and its history will at some point refer to ‘millwrighting tradition’ to account for deviations from general practice, rather like…

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Chislet Mill anyone?

Author: Virginia Silvester I have done a lot of research on the early millers at Chislet and this is detailed below. A follow-up item has also been posted; see http://www.millsarchivetrust.org/index.php/blogs/more/chislet_mill_historical_research_an_update/ I have been pleased to find the information about this mill on your website, and I thought you might like to know what I have…

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Frank Gregory and his model of Nutley Mill

The photograph was probably taken in about 1970. Frank displays his model of Nutley post mill which shows the mill in its restored state. It looks as if it is standing on a specially-prepared platform, which takes the form of a millstone, in Frank’s garden!According to my records, the project to restore the mill began…

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