Collection RHSC - Richard Hills Collection

View of Old West River, Stretham Aerial view of Stretham floods, 1947 Engine drain, Stretham Exterior view, Isleham Smock Mill Acre Fen Mill Turf Fen Mill, Benwick Engine House, Pinchbeck Marsh Pinchbeck Marsh Engine Pinchbeck Marsh boiler Stretham Engine Stretham Engine from the Drain Beam loft, Stretham The Beam, Stretham Cylinder top, Stretham Engine Beam Loft, Stretham View along the top of the Beam, Stretham Beam end, Stretham Crankshaft, Stretham Bottom of valve chest, Stretham Air pump, Stretham
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Richard Hills Collection


  • Late 20th century (Creation)

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Extent and medium

5 boxes

Name of creator


Biographical history

He helped to found Manchester's Science and Industry Museum, where he was its first lecturer-in-charge.


Archival history

Donated by Richard Hills in 2008.

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Scope and content

Slides, postcards, photographs and cuttings of windmills. Slides of watermills. Slides, photographs and notes used for lectures and books.

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Conditions governing access

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

Collection level description revised by Nathanael Hodge, June 2012.

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Physical storage

  • Box: Richard Hills Research Notes Box 1
  • Box: Richard Hills Research Notes Box 2
  • Box: Richard Hills Research Notes Box 3
  • Box: Richard Hills 35mm slides Box 1
  • Box: Richard Hills 35mm slides Box 2
  • Box: Richard Hills 35mm slides Box 3