- 19 March 1963
Part of Rex Wailes Collection
A government-supplied Shorthand Note Book labelled, 'Rex Wailes. No Mills. 1963. Leicester, Nottingham, Manchester' with notes on a variety of topics including:
Lecture series: Notes on talks given to: the Northampton Natural History Society (19 March 1963); the Nonsuch & Ewell Antiquarian Society (26 March 1963); in Canterbury (6-7 April 1963). These were seemingly given to generate support for forthcoming survey-work. The Canterbury notes also include observations on the Kent mills listed at 'Place access points' below. Draft letters to those attending/organising these events also feature, including one with respect to a proposed visit to 'Pilgrim's College'.
Nottinghamshire pumping stations: Notes on pumping stations at Bestwood, Papplewick, Boughton, near Ollerton, and Basford, with reference to the relevant manufacturers (e.g. Ashton Frost and Hathone Davy). Also contains a list of mills in the Southwell area of Nottingham, focusing on the River Greet and Dora Beck.
Canals: Notes taken at Manchester Public Library on surveys of the Greater Manchester/Lancashire canal network and the rivers serving them.
Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex