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The Millers of the Past

Posted 13 hours ago by Pru Barrett

In November 2017, Ron Cookson asked me if I would like to compile a database of millers, made up from the masses of emails and documents that the Archive had gathered in from numerous sources. As the daughter of a historian, and then a graduate historian, I’d been busy bringing up children and working in various administrative roles, and had never had the chance of developing my interests – until now.

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