J Ruffold Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3132 REXW-RUF
  • Dates of Creation
      1930s-1950s
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      1 box
  • Location
      Q 504
      DD6

Scope and Content

Notes on UK wind and watermills.

Administrative / Biographical History

Originally from Norfolk, Ruffold worked on ships transporting crushed granite from the Channel Islands to Great Yarmouth for road manufacture. He then worked as a farmer, emigrating to Canada and then returning to England to serve in WWI. He was discharged with deteriorating eyesight. Despite eventually going completely blind, Ruffold compiled many notes on windmills.

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Note

Originally from Norfolk, Ruffold worked on ships transporting crushed granite from the Channel Islands to Great Yarmouth for road manufacture. He then worked as a farmer, emigrating to Canada and then returning to England to serve in WWI. He was discharged with deteriorating eyesight. Despite eventually going completely blind, Ruffold compiled many notes on windmills.

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