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Operation log - Mapledurham Mill

Ledger recording Nicholl's milling at Mapledurham Mill from April 1981 up until he handed over its operation to Mildred Cookson in March 1985. The ledger records the type and quantity of grain used, the quantity of flour produced and the time taken to do so. Additional comments on water level and weather are given. The ledger also includes a partial sales records for 1981.

Nicholls, David, (1938 - 2020) millwright

Draft treatment for a film on watermills

Draft treatment and budget for a film, originally entitled "Watermills: A Story of Historic British Water Power" (with manuscript alterations suggesting changing the title to "Waterpower?" or "Waterwheels and Industry?"). The treatment suggests filming at the mills listed in Access points below and provides photographs and a suggested narrative including mill types, the various industries powered by them and problems encountered in their use/preservation today.

Nicholls, David, (1938 - 2020) millwright

Report - Felin Geri Watermill

8-page report entitled, "Felin Geri. A twin water wheel driven corn and saw mill at Cwm Cou, Newcastle Emlyn, Wales. Owner: Duncan L. Fitzwilliam Esq." The report gives a general description of the mill, its history and location then summarises the findings of an inspection carried out by John Fairbanks, millwright, in 1973. Fairbanks asked David Nicholls (then working for F. Ingram Smith Ltd) to write the survey and report in December 1973. This identified "very serious defects" in the building, the total cost of the recommended restoration scheme being £12,500 with the work being completed over a period of 4 months.
Also, 2 letters regarding arrangements for the presentation of European Architectural Heritage Year Awards 1975 by HRH the Prince of Wales at Monmouth on 14 July 1975, together with a list of winners (including Felin Geri).

Nicholls, David, (1938 - 2020) millwright

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