Collection REID - Reid Windmills Albums

Tower mill, Stickford Post mill, Besthorpe Tower mill, Misson Derelict tower mill, Caunton Tower mill, Coddington, with missing sail Tower mill, Metheringham Subscription Mill, North Leverton Post Mill, Kibworth Harcourt The Post Mill, South Normanton, derelict Tower mill, Coddington East Mill, Billinghay Sneath's Mill Old Bolingbroke Mill Howsam's Mill Tower mill, Hagworthingham Derelict tower mill, Barnack Maud Foster Windmill Post mill, Sproxton Penny Hill Mill Tower mill, Halton Holgate
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Reid Windmills Albums


  • 1932-1949 (Creation)

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68 photographs

Name of creator

(Died 31 January 1956)

Biographical history

Bank manager. Lived in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire.


Archival history

The albums were part of a large amount of archival material in the possession of the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, which was transferred to The Mills Archive in February 2004.

A note in the front of the albums reads "Presented to the Windmill Section by Mrs R. Reid of Rawdon, Upper Packington Rd. Ashby de la Zouch, Leics. October 1956 in memory of her husband who died in 1955."

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Photograph albums containing photographs of English windmills. These are mostly from Lincolnshire, with some from Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk and Nottinghamshire.

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

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  • English

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Archivist's note

Catalogued by Luke Bonwick, April 2003, June 2004 and December 2004. Description revised by Nathanael Hodge, March 2012.

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Physical storage

  • Box: Reid Windmills Albums 1 and 2
  • Box: Reid Windmills Album 3