Part of the Rex Wailes collection of photographs. This image was contained with others in a separate envelope marked Cranbrook. The mill was built in 1834 and is now restored and in working order. Studio portrait of Frank Reeves who was a long term employee at Cranbrook, working for members of the Russell family who owned the mill. He was Foreman and friend to John Russell - the last miller before restoration - retiring in 1940. (http://www.unionmill.org.uk/Workforce.htm)
Written on back of photograph is "Millwright staff at John Bradley Ltd, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. 4th from left, front row, is Benjamin Turner, Works Engineer there from early 1900's to early 1930's. 3rd from right, front row, is his nephew George Shakespear (died 1966). Date of photo estimated about 1912."
Written on back of photograph is "From notice on front row of photo, probably millwrighting staff at a firm named Wood's in Dudley or Stourbridge area of Worcestershire, 1899. 3rd from right, back row is Benjamin Turner, who shortly afterwards became Works Engineer at John Bradley's of Stourbridge."