Collection EIGH - Brian Eighteen Mill Collection

Source of the Thames Source of the Thames Source of the Thames "Salter's Oxford and Kingston Steamer passing CLIVEDEN" "Salter's Oxford and Kingston Steamer passing WINDSOR" "Salter's Oxford and Kingston Steamer passing READING" "Fire at Iffley Mill May 20th 1908" Picture of Iffley Mill Iffley Mill History "Iffley Mill" "Iffley Mill                    Oxford" "Iffley Mill, Oxford" "Fire at Iffley Mill. May 20th 1908" "Fire at Iffley Mill, Oxford, May 20th 1908" "Iffley Mill" "Iffley Mill. May 21st 1908" "Iffley Mill   May 21st 1908" Iffley Mill after the fire The Mill House Garden Site of Sandford Mill
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Brian Eighteen Mill Collection


  • 20th century (Creation)

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6 boxes

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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.


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.

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

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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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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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  • English



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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  • Shelf: GG30