Niall Roberts Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3132 ROBE
  • Dates of Creation
      Late 20th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      Around 40 boxes

Scope and Content

Documents and photographs on mills throughout the world.

Administrative / Biographical History

Niall Roberts (1922-2010) was a civil servant who first became interested in mills when Wimbledon Common windmill, close to his home in New Malden, was restored and opened as a mill museum in 1976. He and his wife Julie acted as weekend guides, and Niall became an active member of the SPAB Mills Section and TIMS. Niall wrote numerous research papers, his main interests being sugar mills and millstones. For a longer biography of Niall Roberts, see the Profiles section of our website.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to all readers by appointment at The Mills Archive, Reading. See our website for location details and opening hours.

Where high resolution digital images of original documents have been made, readers may examine these at the Archive to avoid disturbing the originals.

Archivist's Note

Collection level description revised by Nathanael Hodge, June 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.

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Custodial History

Donated by the family of Niall Roberts in 2009 when he moved into care.