Advances in Technology

Adopt a collection from the 19th century Victorian milling revolution. Small, traditional, stone-milling mills were suddenly outdated by the development of roller mills which could produce more tonnes of flour a day.

Victorian Milling Collection

Advances in Technology
Personal accounts of the sudden changes society was experiencing through the roller milling revolution, as well as stories from businesses. Amongst them is the fascinating story of how bread was brought to our table, overcoming wartime threats to food security. The only problem is these stories are hidden and inaccessible. By adopting a collection, you can help us index and make available thousands of issues of magazines and journals like Milling, The Miller and the Northwestern Miller. Now that would be a story. Adopt the "Victorian Milling Collection"

Michael French Collection

Advances in Technology
Photographs and documents created from 1887-2006 that reveal the impact of new technology on family milling in Cambridgeshire. For example, a letter from 1814 by W M Gardener of Gloucester, milling engineer and mill furnisher explains how for £520 he would install a roller mill plant for Mr AP French of Hildersham Watermill, Linton. Explore his Collection on our online catalogue here Adopt the "Michael French Collection"