Collection ADAM - Ken Adams Collection

Old Mill, Southam Whitnash Road Mill, Leamington Spa Cat and Fiddle Mill, Dale Abbey Werrington Mill, Caverswall Tower mill, Keyworth Ramsey Road Mill, Warboys West Mill, Tilbrook Cat and Fiddle Mill, Dale Abbey Howden Brickworks, North Howden Tower mill, Ellerton Skirlaugh Mill, South Skirlaugh Marton Mill, Marton Mappleton Mill, Mappleton Whitnash Road Mill, Leamington Spa Tower mill, Farnsfield Post mill, Bozeat Tower mill, Great Horwood Frogwy Windmill and Watermill, Bodffordd Post mill, Kibworth Harcourt Tower mill, Hellidon
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Ken Adams Collection


  • 1937 - 1940 (Creation)

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1 box

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Archival history

The photos were taken by Ken Adams between 1937 and 1940. Copies were sent to the Midland Mills Group; scans of these were made by Alan Gifford and sent to the Mills Archive January 2007. The original images were left in Ken Adam's will to the SPAB Mills Section, and passed by them to the Mills Archive in August 2010.

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Photos of UK windmills (prints and negatives). Brief biography of Ken Adams by Alan Gifford.

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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 by Nathanael Hodge, April-May 2015. Digitised and catalogued by Naomi Pink, Feb-June 2019.

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  • Box: Ken Adams Collection