Item EMGC-04-16-07 - Quern in use at mill in Shetland

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Quern in use at mill in Shetland


  • 1940s - 1950s (Undated) (Creation)

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1 photograph

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(Died 1959)

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E M Gardner (d. 1959) was the driving force behind the inclusion of watermills in the remit of the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. She served on the Committee of the Section and published several works on watermills. For more information on E M Gardner, see the featured people section of our website:


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This is a photograph featuring an unidentified man, presumably the miller, operating a Quern. All we are told by Gardner is the vague information that this photograph was taken at a mill in Shetland.

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Printed or higher resolution copies of this image can be made available, subject to a charge. Please see for details. Alternatively, a higher resolution copy can be viewed for free at the Mills Archive; please email[EMGC-04-16-07] to arrange an appointment.

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