Information Sought. Steve Wood, 36 Rothay
Close, Dronfield Woodhouse, Sheffield, S18 8PR.
compiling a European Atlas of Millstone Quarries. Can you help?
Details required include:location: OS reference: parish/village/town: county:
country; ownership (if known); description; brief historical detail;
bibliography (if available); photographs; date when visited.
The key requirement is that the site be checked out on the ground and is not
simply referred to in printed or handwritten document.
yourself up with a nice little embroidered windmill
scene. Printed cloth and a text for another pattern have been passed on to
us from HMG member Mariana Perry-Zoupanou. Whose creative and nimble
fingers would like to have a go at them? Please contact Sheila - contact
details on pages 1 and 2 of this newsletter.
Oxford Bread Group was launched in November 2008 to
promote interest in the sale of loaves made from mixed grain organic crops of
the types which would have been grown in earlier centuries. This is the
brainchild of John Letts, a Canadian archeobotanist who, through his interest in
thatched roofs whilst studying at Reading University, discovered the wide
variety of grains our forefathers harvested. Joining John Letts in
The Group are Andrew Whitley - baker and founder of Bread Matters and The Real
Bread Campaign; Colin Tudge - biologist and author of Feeding People is
Power from mills is in the national newspapers.
Controversy is mounting over the benefits and apparent downsides to this use of
waterways, as anglers and fly-fishers declare it could be detrimental to
fish stocks inasmuch that fish ladders arenít negotiated by the fish.
Letís hope the turbine installers donít have their ladders pulled from under
them! See the Blog
and add your comments. Coincidentally, the
following message was forwarded from Richard Willetts of Upwey Mill:
is the web address or an EU/EA consultation regarding new power for the EA
fisheries both for new work and retrospectively on existing/old sites.
As normal Mills do not feature in the list of consultees!
So, if you are in the process of gathering
information prior to filling out your hyro-electric plant grant you would seem
well advised to consult DEFRA first..
Dry after all
that reading? Then succumb to a bottle of
Dark Lord, a dark ruby beer, brewed
by Batemans a family who have been
brewing at their windmill since 1874 on
the bank of
the River Steeping at Wainfleet, Lincolnshire. The beer is highly
recommended by HMG
member, John Mears, who has selflessly tested it on your behalf. Morrisons
his stockist. Enjoy!
DID YOU KNOW that you can air your mill
related queries, thoughts, feelings, announce-
ments, opinions and contemplations on a BLOG
SITE called Mill Writing ?
Ashok Vaidya has
set up a link from our own website:
Go on - have your say.
Did you also know that you can buy mill and mill
related books from The Mills
Archive Trust? If you decide to become a Friend of the MAT you are entitled to
discounts on them. Other items they sell are postcards; some may be old
(duplicates of those already held in collections), but there is a small series
which have been especially printed for MAT and hereís a sample: