Item HESS-0203 - Ruse's Mill, Saffron Walden, minus sails

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Ruse's Mill, Saffron Walden, minus sails


  • 16 April 1933 (Creation)

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1 postcard

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(1901 - October 1973)

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H E S Simmons (1901-1973) was from Sussex and worked at the Ministry of Defence. He toured Britain extensively from the 1930s onwards, photographing and recording mills. His aim was to put in writing everything to do with mills in the British Isles, and he amassed a vast collection of material. He produced and sold postcards of his mill photos. For more information see the featured people section of our website:


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HESS catalogue #203. Mill identification information on reverse by Frank Gregory.

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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 to arrange an appointment.

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