Series HESS-01 - Windmill Postcards

Smock mill, Henlow, minus sails Tower mill, Dunstable, with chimney Duloe Windmill, Eaton Socon, semi-derelict Post mill, Lower Dean derelict with roof top fan Tower mill, Houghton Conquest, derelict Post mill, Keysoe Post mill, Keysoe, getting derelict Post mill, Riseley, in a disused and derelict condition Tower mill, Sharnbrook, derelict Tower mill, Shefford, in a disused condition Tower mill, Stanbridge, in a derelict state Post mill, Stevington, in landscape Tower mill, Thurleigh, with shed Tower mill, Beaconsfield, in derelict condition Skeleton, post mill, Bledlow Ridge Nixey's Mill, Brill, on hill-top Derelict tower, tower mill, Edlesborough Derelict stump, post mill, Hillesden Cobstone Mill, Ibstone, disused Smock mill, Lacey Green, before restoration
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Windmill Postcards


  • c 1935 (Creation)

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746 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 Windmill Postcards 0001-0200
  • Box: H E S Simmons Windmill Postcards 0201-0400
  • Box: H E S Simmons Windmill Postcards 0401-0600
  • Box: H E S Simmons Windmill Postcards 0601-0800
  • Box: H E S Simmons Windmill Postcards 0801-1000
  • Box: H E S Simmons Windmill Postcards 1001-1200
  • Box: H E S Simmons Windmill Postcards 1201-1400
  • Box: H E S Simmons Windmill Postcards 1401-1611