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Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex Watermills
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Album XXII

Negatives of smock, tower and post mills and watermills in Kent and Sussex.

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

Horizontal Watermills and Norias

"Horizontal Watermills Berthold Moog pre 1994. Noria Saqiyeh on postcards". Includes a slide of Rex Wailes, the photograph of which was found in MH's copy of "English Windmills" (now in HARV-087).

Album XVII 1959 Album 7

Negatives of smock, tower and post mills and watermills in Kent, Sussex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Includes SPAB Mill Section visit to Herringfleet Mill and the reopening of Union Mill, Cranbrook.

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

"Otterton Mill, Devon - The Last Working Mill on the River Otter"

Guide gives historical context from Doomsday to the present day. The disolution of the monosteries during Henry XVIII reign enabled Otterton Mill to become a substantial corn mill on the River Otter. Restoration began in 1976 and continued by Desna Greenhow who became miller and director. The guide gives details of the Water wheels, machinery, stone floor, mill stream and sluices and milling process. There is the Otterton Mill Gallery space for exibiting crafts and professional exhibitions.

Greenhow, Desna, miller

"Energy in ebb and flow of tides"

Article in the 'Yorkshire Evening Post' summarising a paper in 'Engineering' by Rex Wailes on "Tide Mills in Great Britain", in which he claims that they can be traced back as early as AD1170.

"Survey of Tide Mills"

Note in the 'English Digest', quoting from the 'New English Weekly', on Rex Wailes' survey of the tide-mills around the coasts of England, one of which has worked continuously since AD 1170.