Subcollection REXW-RUF - J Ruffold Collection

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J Ruffold Collection


  • 1930s-1950s (Creation)

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1 box

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Biographical history

Originally from Norfolk, Ruffold worked on ships transporting crushed granite from the Channel Islands to Great Yarmouth for road manufacture. He then worked as a farmer, emigrating to Canada and then returning to England to serve in WWI. He was discharged with deteriorating eyesight. Despite eventually going completely blind, Ruffold compiled many notes on windmills.


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Notes on UK wind and watermills.

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This material may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment.

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  • Box: Ruffold Collection vol 1
  • Box: Ruffold Collection vol 2
  • Box: Ruffold Collection Box 1