Collection DWMC - Donald W Muggeridge Collection

Ruined East Mill in Easton, Portland, Dorset, with a track to the right Ruined East Mill in Easton, Portland, Dorset, with a building to the right Stone feed assembly in Llynon Mill, Llanddeusant, Anglesey Hopper, shoe, quant and vat in Kingsland Mill, Holyhead, Anglesey Luffing gear in Kingsland Mill, Holyhead, Anglesey Stones in Kingsland Mill, Holyhead, Anglesey Hopper, shoe, quant and vat in Kingsland Mill, Holyhead, Anglesey Stones, hopper, shoe, and quant in the Bryn-Du East wind and water mill in Ty-Croes, Anglesey Pit wheel in the Bryn-Du East wind and water mill in Ty-Croes, Anglesey Windshaft in the smock mill in Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire Neck of the windshaft in the smock mill in Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire Wallower in the smock mill in Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire Spurwheel in the smock mill in Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire Man loading a cart from the steps of the mill in Great Chishall, Cambridgeshire, also showing the... Man loading a cart from the steps of the mill in Great Chishall, Cambridgeshire Mr Pegram, miller in Great Chishall, Cambridgeshire Ruined West Mill in Easton, Portland, Dorset, with the East Mill in the background Ruined West Mill in Easton, Portland, Dorset Ruined East Mill in Easton, Portland, Dorset, with farm buildings to the left Ruined East Mill in Easton, Portland, Dorset, with buildings in the far distance
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DWMC

Title

Donald W Muggeridge Collection

Date(s)

  • 20th century - 2003 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

411 digital images, 41 boxes

Name of creator

Biographical history

Donald W Muggeridge was one of the pioneer mill researchers of the 1930s. A Kentish Man, he was born in the early 20th century and inherited his father's (William Burrell Muggeridge) interest in windmills. Donald was married to Vera in 1936. He volunteered the month after WWII broke out and escaped from the Dunkirk beaches without injury. In 1943 he returned to Kent for officer training, and in the same year his only son, Derek, was born. In the final phase of the war, with an armoured division travelling from Normandy to Berlin, Donald still managed to take more than 400 photographs of mills. On a March 1945 letter to Rex Wailes, Donald, a Lieutenant, put his army details "502 Coy RASC (Indep. Armd. Gde) BLA" at the top. In 1956 Donald and Vera moved to Canada, and later to California, where he retired in 1983 and still lives.

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Archival history

Scans of originals held by the Special Collections Library at the University of Kent were given to the Mills Archive in 2003. A collection of prints and negatives were given to the Mills Archive by Donald Muggeridge in 2014.

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Photographs of exteriors and interiors of windmills in England.

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Higher-resolution copies of the images on the catalogue may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email visitors@millsarchive.org to arrange an appointment. Permission to reproduce the images should be addressed to the University of Kent.

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  • English

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Originals of the images on the catalogue are held by the Special Collections Library at the University of Kent.

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Archivist's note

Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012; revised by Nathanael Hodge November 2017.

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