Collection EIGH - Brian Eighteen Mill Collection

Sindlesham Mill Sindlesham Mill Simonds family Mill house, bridge and barn "Early 1900's Simonds family outside the old mill" Sindlesham Mill "The Mill House now called 'The Poacher'" "Originally the stables, then garages "On left of what used to be stables Sindlesham Mill and Old Bridge Sindlesham Mill Sindlesham Mill "Site of former office and extension" "Old office building with outside stairs" "Car park, Mill Lane, Old office and stores" "In front of mill when a night-spot" "Mill Lane from mill" "Bridge near mill" "Behind mill - River Lodden" "Sindlesham Mill - back of"
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Brian Eighteen Mill Collection


  • 1834-2015 (Creation)

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18 albums and 2 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 of the Reading area 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 local 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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