Pages from photograph albums, now stored as loose items, containing photographs of English windmills. These are mostly from Lincolnshire, with some from Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk and Nottinghamshire.
Reid Windmills Albums
Scope and Content
Arranged alphabetically by county and place name (place name here refers to the name written below the photograph in the album; sometimes this is the name of the windmill, more often it is the name of the location).
Available to all readers by appointment at The Mills Archive, Reading. We are open Monday to Friday from 10am-3pm.
Catalogued by Luke Bonwick, April 2003, June 2004 and December 2004. Description revised and uploaded to Archives Hub by Nathanael Hodge, March-April 2012.
Conditions Governing Use
Printed and high resolution copies of photographs can be made available, subject to a charge. Please see our website for details.
The albums were part of a large amount of archival material in the possession of the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, which was transferred to The Mills Archive in February 2004. Lists produced by the SPAB show three albums; the material currently stored at The Mills Archive corresponds to two of these.
A note in the front of the albums read "Presented to the Windmill Section by Mrs R. Reid of Rawdon, Upper Packington Rd. Ashby de la Zouch, Leics. October 1956 in memory of her husband who died in 1955." The front of one album, with this note attached, is stored with the photographs.