Item REXW-GPN-G-003 - First floor looking NW, Union Mill, Cranbrook

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First floor looking NW, Union Mill, Cranbrook


  • 14 October 1927 (Creation)

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1 glass plate negative

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(6 March 1901 - 7 January 1986)

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Rex Wailes (1901-1986) was considered the leading mill expert of his day. By profession an engineer, he made windmills the subject of lifelong study, acting as consultant and advisor for mill repairs and restoration throughout Britain and elsewhere in the world. He played an important role in the formation of the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and trained many others in the study of mills, as well as acting as a consultant in the wider field of Industrial Archaeology. For more information see the featured people section of our website:


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Showing power-driven millstones in the brick base of the mill driven by line-shaft gearing (compare with item 23449)

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Printed or higher resolution copies of this image can be made available, subject to a charge. Please see for details. Alternatively, a higher resolution copy can be viewed for free at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment. This image is licensed to the Mills Archive Trust.

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  • Box: Wailes Glass Plates Box G