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Bodley Foundry Collection
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The iron foundry of Bodley & Co was located on Commercial Road in Exeter, Devon. Much archival material, relating to mills for which parts were made by Bodley & Co, was rescued by Reading industrial archaeologist Cyril McCombe from the ruins of the demolished Bodley Foundry.

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Derek Ogden Collection
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A millwright for many years, Derek Ogden repaired mills throughout the UK until he moved to the USA in 1974, continuing his mill work across the pond. His life’s work is documented in detail in the notes, photographs and drawings in his collection.

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Donald Muggeridge Collection
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Donald W Muggeridge donated his collection of mill photographs and transparencies to the Templeman Library at the University of Kent at Canterbury. In a collaborative project we catalogued and uploaded scans of more than 400 selected photographs.

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E M Gardner Collection
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Emilie Montgomery Gardner, known to the milling world as E. M. Gardner, remains an elusive and enigmatic character shrouded in mystery. Miss Gardner worked as a Civil Servant and was awarded the OBE on the completion of her years of service. However, it was Miss Gardner’s profound contribution that she made to our understanding of the history of watermills that came to define her. Through her relentless determination, Miss Gardner succeeded in the face of much resistance in persuading…

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Frank W. Gregory Collection
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Frank W Gregory's collection of mill-related archival material has been catalogued as part of a collaborative project, hosted by the Mills Archive in partnership with the Weald & Downland Museum, and made possible thanks to a grant of £49,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Geoff Holman Collection
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Geoff Holman came from a family of millwrights, the Holmans of Canterbury, and this milling connection in his family sparked a life long interest in traditional mills. His collection, given to the Archive in 2012, contains parts of his family archive as well as his own mill photos and records.

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James Venn Collection
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The James Venn Collection is in fact two collections, one built on top of the other. The story starts with Stanley Freese, who in the 1920s and 1930s cycled across the country with his brother Cyril, sketching, photographing and gathering information on rural England, particularly mills. Freese published several books on mills and millwrighting, but his intended volume on Buckinghamshire wind and watermills never appeared. After Freese’s death in 1972, many of his notes, sketches and photographs, together with the…

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Mildred Cookson Collection
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Mildred M. Cookson's collection is one of the four Foundation Collections of the Mills Archive, and is one of the most nationally significant sets of mill-related documents in private hands.

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Over Family Collection
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The Over Family Collection contains records relating to the family's work in milling in the 19th and 20th centuries, a period of significant change in the milling industry.

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