Item EIGH-05-041 - Email from Brian Eighteen re. Cooper family and Loddon Mills (includes Stanford End Mill)

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EIGH-05-041

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Email from Brian Eighteen re. Cooper family and Loddon Mills (includes Stanford End Mill)

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  • 15 August 2001, 10 November 2001 (Creation)

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2 letters; family tree (Cooper); 1 family history (Cooper)

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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.

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Family history of Cooper family - millers at Swallowfield Mill and Ray Mill. Witherington - miller at Sonning Mill 1890; Cooper, Frances Catherine. Detail of turbines and stones.

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This item may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email visitors@millsarchive.org to arrange an appointment.

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