Collection EIGH - Brian Eighteen Mill Collection

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Reference code

EIGH

Title

Brian Eighteen Mill Collection

Date(s)

  • 1834-2015 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

18 albums and 2 boxes

Name of creator

Biographical history

Brian Eighteen spent his life in the rural community and worked as an animal food salesman for many years selling foodstuff and assisting farmers with the health of their livestock. He was a keen local historian and loved the countryside, farming life and water mills in particular. He built a large collection of postcards and other memorabilia and regularly gave slide show talks on the subject of local history to local interest groups. He also ran the Reading Postcard Fair for many years.

Repository

Archival history

Brian Eighteen built up a large collection of local history memorabilia over many years. The mill related parts of the collection were passed to the Mills Archive by his family in November 2015.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Scope and content

Material on watermills in the Reading area, on the Thames, Kennet and Loddon rivers.

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Conditions governing access

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

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Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Other parts of Brian Eighteen's collection were passed to the Museum of English Rural Life and the Berkshire Record Office.

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Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

  • English

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Archivist's note

Collection level entry by Nathanael Hodge, November 2015. Catalogued by members of the Wokingham U3A as part of the 'Archive detectives' project, 2017.

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