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Tales from the tower

A4 48pp. A provocative and through review of origins and purpose of the tower at Hounslow Gunpowder Works. The author clearly demonstrates that the tower was originally a windmill, probably a pumping mill, and not the shot tower previously asserted over many years.

Much detail on the gunpowder production…

Blanket makers

Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No dust jacket. First American Edition xii, 205pp, 25 plates, 2 fldg. charts

Witney Oxfordshire was the heart of blanket industry and has kept its character as an old wool town, this is the history of Charles Early and Marriot Witney Ltd. which has…

Life under the sails - Heage Windmill

Attractive A5 booklet of 16 pages with card covers.

Sold on behalf of the Heage Windmill Society

A brief history of the trials and tribulations of people living and working in and around Heage Windmill. There were many colourful characters including members of the Shore family who owned the…

Wind, water and steam

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Hertfordshire has an unusually rich and diverse milling heritage; there are records of 110 watermills and 71 windmills in Hertfordshire, but of the majority, little physical evidence remains today.

Heavily illustrated with both historic and contemporary photographs, this book acts as an invaluable guide to these mills…

Fulling mills of Surrey

A5 card cover booklet, 20pp, with more than a dozen colour photographs.

This book is about the fulling mills which once existed in Surrey. There are only a few still standing today and in use for some other function such as dwellings. All the others are gone either in…

Frilandsmuseet

An illustrated guide in English to the Frilandsmuseet in Denmark. This guide was designed to accompany a visit to the open-air museum which is a collection of old farmsteads, cottages and mills from different parts of Denmark, Southern Sweden and South Schleswig.

The purpose of the museum is to portray…

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