Kent Mills Group Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3132 KMGC
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      32 albums

Scope and Content

Photographs, site notes and excerpts from published material mounted in albums relating to mills in Kent and elsewhere. The watermill photographs by Jean Weir and the windmill photographs by Jack Hodges form the two main subcollections.

Administrative / Biographical History

Originally known as the East Kent Mills Group.

Access Information

This collection may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email []( to arrange an appointment.


Originally known as the East Kent Mills Group.

Archivist's Note

Collection level description revised by Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 2012.

Custodial History

The collection consisted of items donated to the East Kent Mills Group, which later became the Kent Mills Group.
The two main sections were the albums from Jean Wear and Jack Hodges. These were given a sequential numbering (though not in the original order used by their creators, e.g album 2 was Jack Hodge's 'Kent 3, K-R' and album 3 his 'Kent 1, A-F'). Each photo within these albums was given a number made up of album number, page number and number on the page (e.g. 020101, the first photograph in Album 2).
The collection was donated to the Mills Archive in 2003. As part of the Kent Millers Tales project, some of the albums were dismantled and the photographs scanned, catalogued and repackaged. The remaining albums have now each been given a catalogue entry with attached list of contents.

Additional Information