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"The tale of a millwright"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette' describing the contribution of two photographs by Mr. Osborne Hedger of his father, Mr. Robert Hedger, who had been the millwright at the old mill at Rowner Lock. The article also gives a brief history of the mill and other people who worked there.

"Rowner Mill"

Cutting from an unknown source of a submission by Leonard Ford containing details of his family's involvement at Rowner Mill in Sussex. The cutting also includes Mr. Ford's regret of the West Sussex River Board's decision to demolish the mill.

"Rowner Mill"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette' of a submission by A. F. Woolridge detailing his grandfather George Baverstock's involvement as a miller at Rowner Mill.

Obituary for miller Gordon Gwillim

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette' of an obituary for Mr. Gordon Maxfield Gwillim, the miller of Coultershaw Mill in Petworth. The obituary includes some details of Mr. Gwillim's life, and his work at the mill after taking it over from his father, John Gwillim.

"Bygone days recalled by miller's daughter"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette' of an article by Phyllis Catt, daughter of John Gwillim, a miller at North Mill at Midhurst. The article goes over Mrs. Catt's memories of growing up at the mill and her father's role as a miller there.

Submissions on Ifield Mill and Rackham Mill

Cutting from an unknown source containing submissions with information about various mills. The first is from Margaret Holt describing the conversion of Ifield Mill into a youth club, and the transfer of its engine to the Science Museum in South Kensington. The second is from Mrs. I. Cartwright, referring to an earlier submission by Leonard Ford, supplying more information about her family's involvement with Rackham Mill.

"Family photograph comes to light"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette' of a submission by Mrs. M. Stanbridge enclosing a photograph of Luck's Mill, with her grandparents Edwin and Ann Gent in the picture, as well as her aunt Winnifred, and uncles Albert, George and Jack, She also mentions her father Ernest Gent.

"Family reunion amid ruins"

Cutting from 'The People' describing the reunion planned by John Oliver at Highdown Hill Mill, where his ancestor by the same name was the miller until his death in 1793. The article provides a detailed profile of the miller and his eccentricities, as well as a brief background of the surrounding Olivers.

"A family of millers in the Isle of Axholme"

Cutting from 'Doncaster Chronicle' describing the history of Burnham Mill under the Wilkinson family. The article outlines the start of the milling business under Jabez Wilkinson, and details the mill's consequent operation under various members of the m#family. It also contains a profile on Fred Wilkinson, a miller, and his regret about the diminishing number of mills in the local area. It also explains that Fred Wilkinson had to remove the sails and operate the mill by an oil engine due to lack of demand.

Alfred Hone at City Mills, Ely

Donated by Lyn Cottrell. Believed taken in the 1890s at City mills, Ely, Cambridgeshire, where Alfred Hone is listed as miller in 1892 and 1900. The photograph shows Alfred's second wife Emily, his daughters from his first marriage, Maude and Nellie, and his stepson William. Alfred's first wife died in 1892.

Unknown photographer

Sidney Thomas Child

Letter from CR Hall about great-grandfather (1845-1920) who owned three mills in Capel St Mary, Suffolk. Copy of an article on his water-divining skills

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