- 1834-2015 (Creation)
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18 albums and 2 boxes
Name of creator
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.
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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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