Derek Stidder Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3132 STID
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      518 photographs

Scope and Content

Images of Surrey and Sussex watermills, many of which have appeared in books by Derek Stidder.

Administrative / Biographical History

Derek is a trustee of the Mills Archive. He has produced detailed studies of watermills in Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex. He now lives in Devon.

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 Luke Bonwick and Nathanael Hodge, 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

Scans of the photographs were given by Derek Stidder in 2003. As a trustee of the Mills Archive Trust, Derek has agreed that his collection will eventually be transferred in its entirety to the Archive. Until then, access to some originals for viewing may be difficult, although higher-resolutions scans may be inspected at the Mills Archive.


Additional material will be progressively added.