Collection BRBC - Bernard R Billings Collection

White Mill, Lyminge White Mill, Lyminge, with motorbike Uphill Mill, Hawkinge, Folkestone Iron windshaft after fire, Bekesbourne Mill, Adisham Hopper and tun, Miles's Mill, Boughton Street Stone-dresser Tools Quant and stones Cap winch, Miles's Mill, Boughton Street 14th Century Illustration Post mill, Keston Peak millstone, Stocks Green Mill, Hildenborough Interior view, Miles's Mill, Boughton Street Interior view, Bekesbourne Mill, Adisham Smock mill, New Romney, at work Lower Mill, Woodchurch, derelict Stocks Mill, Wittersham, preserved Smock mill, Willesborough, in working order Old Mill, Wittersham, and outbuildings Crampton's Mill, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, without sails
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Bernard R Billings Collection


  • 1930s (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 album of prints and sketches, 1 typescript book (stored in 3 albums), 134 glass lantern slides

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Biographical history

Bernard R Billings was a mill enthusiast and photographer who was active in Kent in the early 1930s.


Archival history

The glass lantern slides, prints and sketches were inherited by Alan Stoyel and donated by him to the Mills Archive in May 2002. (Accession 2002.2003)
The Windmills Book came from the SPAB.

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Glass lantern slides, prints and sketches of windmills in Kent. Typescript book on Kent windmills.

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This collection may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment.

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  • English

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Archivist's note

Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012.

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