Reid Windmills Albums

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3132 REID
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      47 photographs

Scope and Content

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.


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).

Access Information

Available to all readers by appointment at The Mills Archive, Reading. We are open Monday to Friday from 10am-3pm.

Archivist's Note

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.

Custodial History

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.

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