Series HESS-02 - Watermill Postcards

View across water, watermill, Iping View from south, watermill, Fletching Stone Mill, Rotherfield, now used for electricity generating Old and new waterwheels, Lodsbridge Mill, Selham Wood's Mill, Small Dole Cockhaise Mill, Lindfield, with people looking in door Stone floor machinery, Cockhaise Mill, Lindfield Grinding floor remains, Cockhaise Mill, Lindfield View with an observer, Freshfield Mill, Horsted Keynes Quarter-shot wheel, Freshfield Mill, Horsted Keynes Slaughter Bridge Mill, Coolham, and millpond Remains of the wheel, Upper Mill, Poynings Waterwheel and gear for sluice, Brewhurst Mill, Loxwood Shaft details, Brewhurst Mill, Loxwood Knight's Mill, Bolney, from muddy track Court Mill, Steyning, from below pond edge Ruckford Mill, Hurstpierpoint Eight-spoked overshot wheel, Knight's Mill, Bolney Fluted shaft wheel, Knight's Mill, Bolney Tail-race in flood, watermill, Hellingly
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Watermill Postcards


  • c 1935 (Creation)

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295 postcards


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The postcards have been donated to the archive from a variety of sources and brought together, duplicates being removed. The majority come from the Stephen Buckland and Frank Gregory collections.
Some of the postcards are easily identifiable as Simmons cards by his stamp on the reverse. In many cases he also typed the mill name, date and an identifying number on the reverse of the image. The notebook SHOR/1118066 in the Michael Short collection contains an incomplete listing of Simmons' cards in order of identifying number; this has been used in cataloguing the collection. Our reference codes incorporate Simmons' numbers.
In some cases the information on the reverse has not been typed by Simmons but handwritten by someone else, in many cases Frank Gregory. This has been noted in the relevant catalogue entries. The information presumably came from another copy of the same card which did have typed information.

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

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  • Box: H E S Simmons Watermill Postcards Album 1
  • Box: H E S Simmons Watermill Postcards Album 2
  • Box: H E S Simmons Watermill Postcards Album 3