Collection WILS - Alastair Wilson Collection

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Alastair Wilson Collection


  • Late 20th century (Creation)

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Extent and medium

3 boxes

Name of creator


Biographical history

A surgeon who worked most of his life in Birmingham and the midlands. As a trainee in the 1940s he spent 12 months in Amsterdam and Zwolle and visited working mills there. In his retirement he assisted the miller of Danzey Green post mill at the Avoncroft Museum. He also went on numerous overseas trips with the Midlands Mills group, as well as searching for mills when abroad on other business


Archival history

Donated to the archive 2006-2012, 2019.

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Scope and content

Photographs of mills in the UK. Also some of mills in France, Barbados, Belgium, Spain and Greece.

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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 by Nathanael Hodge, May 2015; revised May 2019.

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Physical storage

  • Box: Alastair Wilson Box 2
  • Box: Alastair Wilson Box 1
  • Box: Alastair Wilson Box 3