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Mills at war

Newly published!

This is the first attempt to bring together the many issues that connect mills and warfare. Attention has been mainly focused on Western Europe and North America, reflecting relevant material in the collections of the authors.

Mills both prospered and suffered during wartime. Not only vital…

Le moulin et le meunier (2 volumes)

A phenomenal 2-volume work by a world authority, Claude Rivals,Professor of Sociology and Ethnology at the University in Toulouse, who summarises 30 years of research. Two superbly illustrated hardback volumes (250 and 240pp) in an as new slipcase

Vol 1 (technique et metier) covers the role of the…

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London millwrights

A4 card covers 36pp colour and b/w illus
This study traces the pivotal role of the millwright in the London area during the early industrial revolution when horses, wind and especially water, were the primary power sources. They first came to public notice as a London Society of Journeymen in…

MRG Proceedings, Conference 1

Out of print and very rare
A5 booklet Proceedings of the first annual conference of the Mills Research Group, a UK-based group. Each booklet contains research papers on various mill-related themes. This issue is particularly notable as te first in a series that has endured for more than 25 years

The Brown Family

A4 Perfect Bound, 48pp plus card covers. This fascinating story details research on the Brown family and the traditional corn mills, steam mills and roller flour mills that they owned and operated in Hertfordshire, Surrey and London from 1810 to 1954.

This history of the Brown family began with Frederick…

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…

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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…

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