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Background imageMill Collection: Arkwrights Mill / Derby

Arkwrights Mill / Derby
An exterior view of Arkwrights Cotton Mill, Cromford, Derby

Background imageMill Collection: Hawthorn Mill in Chadderton, Greater Manchester. 4th June 1969

Hawthorn Mill in Chadderton, Greater Manchester. 4th June 1969

Background imageMill Collection: Map of the Rivelin Valley Estate, 1934

Map of the Rivelin Valley Estate, 1934
Taken from a Report of Special Conference regarding the Development of the Rivelin Valley, Sheffield City Council, Sep 1934.Rivelin Mill, Rivelin Valley Road, Rivelin Hotel, St Michaels RC Cemetery

Background imageMill Collection: A correct plan of the town of Sheffield by William Fairbank, 1771

A correct plan of the town of Sheffield by William Fairbank, 1771
Scale 440 yards : 3.3 inches. Shows the Bull Stake, slaughterhouses, Town Mill, Irish Cross. Original at Local Studies y09647

Background imageMill Collection: The Silence of the Snows, 1907. Creator: Joseph Farquharson

The Silence of the Snows, 1907. Creator: Joseph Farquharson
The Silence of the Snows, 1907. Winter scene with watermill. From " Modern Art Monographs"

Background imageMill Collection: A plan of the intended canal from Sheffield to Tinsley by W. and J. Fairbank, 1815

A plan of the intended canal from Sheffield to Tinsley by W. and J. Fairbank, 1815
Includes Greenland Engine.Original at Local Studies S33S

Background imageMill Collection: Industrial Revolution in the 1800s

Industrial Revolution in the 1800s - scanned 1878 engraving

Background imageMill Collection: Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s

Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s
Workers in a crown-glass factory, Great Britain, early 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Salts Mill, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire, near Bradford, Yorkshire

Salts Mill, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire, near Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMill Collection: Transportable Ciderpress

Transportable Ciderpress
A transportable cider press in use at Pensford, Somerset South-west England) : the fruit is first ground in a mill, then crushed in a press to extract the cider

Background imageMill Collection: Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911

Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911
Warehouse being built for HTP (Hosken, Trevithick and Polkinhorn), who were agricultural and grain merchants. View of the frame of the building with scaffolding and gangs of workers

Background imageMill Collection: The Hay Wain, 1821, (1912). Artist: John Constable

The Hay Wain, 1821, (1912). Artist: John Constable
The Hay Wain, 1821, (1912). A colour print from Famous Paintings, with an introduction by Gilbert Chesterton, Cassell and Company, (London, New York, Toronto, 1912)

Background imageMill Collection: The Village of Kineton, Warwickshire, 1885-1887, (1944). Creator: Unknown

The Village of Kineton, Warwickshire, 1885-1887, (1944). Creator: Unknown
The Village of Kineton, Warwickshire, 1885-1887, (1944). Map showing the market place, St Peters Church, Wesleyan chapel, the Steam Corn Mill, the Manor House and the River Dene

Background imageMill Collection: Lourdes - The Old Mill where Bernadette Soubirous was born

Lourdes - The Old Mill where Bernadette Soubirous was born
Lourdes - The Old Mill where Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879) was born. Date: circa 1908

Background imageMill Collection: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - One of the many steel mills

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - One of the many steel mills. Date: 1937

Background imageMill Collection: Horsey windmill, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Horsey windmill, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMill Collection: Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral
Litchfield Cathedral situated in the heart of Staffordshire England UK

Background imageMill Collection: Mill Pond, Swanage

Mill Pond, Swanage
A lovely tranquil scene, with ducks on the old mill-pond in the charming village of Swanage, Dorset, England. Date: 1939

Background imageMill Collection: Egypt Mill DP137154

Egypt Mill DP137154
Egypt Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. General view of mill. South West Textile Mills

Background imageMill Collection: WRIGHT: COTTON MILL. Arkwrights Cotton Mills by Night, in Cromford, Derbyshire, England

WRIGHT: COTTON MILL. Arkwrights Cotton Mills by Night, in Cromford, Derbyshire, England. Oil on canvas by Joseph Wright, c1782-83

Background imageMill Collection: Tulip fields and windmill near Keukenhof

Tulip fields and windmill near Keukenhof, Holland (The Netherlands), Europe

Background imageMill Collection: Houses for Sale 1920S

Houses for Sale 1920S
Semi-detached houses for sale, freehold or leasehold (from only 440 each), on Goodwyn Avenue, part of the Mill Hill Garden Estate, north London."

Background imageMill Collection: Norfolk Cottage Windmill, Mautby, Norfolk, England

Norfolk Cottage Windmill, Mautby, Norfolk, England

Background imageMill Collection: Turville village and windmill, Buckinghamshire

Turville village and windmill, Buckinghamshire
Turville village, Buckinghamshire. Used as the setting for the film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 1968. Date: 1970s

Background imageMill Collection: Pair of windmills known as Jack and Jill in the evening, Clayton, near Burgess Hill

Pair of windmills known as Jack and Jill in the evening, Clayton, near Burgess Hill, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMill Collection: The Weald of Kent, a Southern Railway advertising poster, c

The Weald of Kent, a Southern Railway advertising poster, c
1769903 The Weald of Kent, a Southern Railway advertising poster, c.1925 (colour lithograph) by Maxwell, Donald (1877-1936); 102x127 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Weald of Kent)

Background imageMill Collection: Proposed mode of laying out for building purposes the Sharrow

Proposed mode of laying out for building purposes the Sharrow and Kenwood Park Estates near Sheffield belonging to
By Parkin and Bacon.Includes the proposed Kenwood Road and the proposed Montgomery Road. Also shown is the toll bar on the road from Bakewell [Ecclesall Road].Scale 4 chains

Background imageMill Collection: Paper Mill EAW012428

Paper Mill EAW012428
The Wiggins, Teape and Co Paper Mill, Withnell Fold, Lancashire. Photographed 26 November 1947 by Aerofilms Ltd

Background imageMill Collection: Amalbrea tin stream works, Towednack, Cornwall. 1920s

Amalbrea tin stream works, Towednack, Cornwall. 1920s
Surface view of the Amalbrea tin stream works at Towednack which were worked by John James Curnow. Photographer: A.K. Hamilton Jenkin

Background imageMill Collection: Stratford St Mary from the Coombs, by John Constable

Stratford St Mary from the Coombs, by John Constable RA (1776-1837). Suffolk. Date: circa 1800

Background imageMill Collection: South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. June 1908

South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. June 1908
Mill at the 130 level. Miner guiding ore into trolley from above. Carpenters saw hanging from the side of chute framework. Pieces of loose timber standing nearby

Background imageMill Collection: England / Hebden Bridge

England / Hebden Bridge
A fine overview of the typical manufacturing town of Hebden Bridge, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Date: 1964

Background imageMill Collection: Jones & Laughlin Steel Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jones & Laughlin Steel Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jones & Laughlin Steel Works, Monongahela River, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - founded in 1851 by Bernard Lauth and B. F. Jones. Date: circa 1903

Background imageMill Collection: Glass factory workers in Britain, 1800s

Glass factory workers in Britain, 1800s
Manufacturing glass at a flint-glass factory, Great Britain, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Graf Zeppelin Takeoff

Graf Zeppelin Takeoff
GRAF ZEPPELIN People mill around as the Airship prepares for take off

Background imageMill Collection: Mill Workers - Spinning - Rochdale, Lancashire

Mill Workers - Spinning - Rochdale, Lancashire. Date: 1911

Background imageMill Collection: Mill St. Ballymena

Mill St. Ballymena - a street scene with clock tower to the left and shop fronts and people. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageMill Collection: Old Mill at Sidlesham, surrounded by floods. 1910

Old Mill at Sidlesham, surrounded by floods. 1910
Photographic Collection, West Sussex Record Office, Ref. PH 15862

Background imageMill Collection: Washing & Steel Mill

Washing & Steel Mill
A washing line and an old man and children in the back garden of a house backing onto the Steward & Lloyds steel mill, Corby, Northamptonshire, England. Date: late 1960s

Background imageMill Collection: Spokane, Washington, 1880s

Spokane, Washington, 1880s
Spokane Falls before the great fire, Washington Territory, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMill Collection: Durham Cathedral from the River Wear

Durham Cathedral from the River Wear
The classic view looking up toward the majestic Norman Cathedral at Durham from the Western bank of the River Wear. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageMill Collection: Sturminster Newton Mill and River Stour, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Sturminster Newton Mill and River Stour, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMill Collection: Toot Mill, Toot Hill, Essex - William Brown MacDougall

Toot Mill, Toot Hill, Essex - William Brown MacDougall
Oil on Hessian 87.6 x 99.1

Background imageMill Collection: Woodchurch Windmill, Kent, England, UK

Woodchurch Windmill, Kent, England, UK

Background imageMill Collection: The River Thames at Whitchurch, near Pangbourne, c1890

The River Thames at Whitchurch, near Pangbourne, c1890
A view taken across the Mill Pond from the toll bridge in Whitchurch on Thames. Red brick cottages sit on the waters edge, next to the old mill, just out of shot to the left

Background imageMill Collection: Lancashire Weaver / 1890S

Lancashire Weaver / 1890S
A weaver in a Lancashire cotton mill

Background imageMill Collection: Pressing Cider Apples

Pressing Cider Apples
The Pound-House of a Devon cider farm : on the right is the mill, and on the left is the press where the mock of crushed apples is built into a square heap for pressing

Background imageMill Collection: Boddinick Ferry

Boddinick Ferry
The Bodinnick Ferry, Fowey, Cornwall, which operates between the slipway at Bodinnick and Foweys Caffa Mill. The author Daphne du Maurier lived nearby




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"Unveiling the History: Exploring the Mill's Enduring Legacy" Step back in time with a captivating journey through history, as we delve into the fascinating world of mills. From the Industrial Revolution to picturesque landscapes, these hints offer glimpses into an era defined by innovation and beauty. Immerse yourself in the past as you explore "Map of the Rivelin Valley Estate, 1934, " tracing Sheffield's rich heritage. Witness how William Fairbank's meticulous planning shaped this town in his "A correct plan of Sheffield, 1771. " Feel a sense of tranquility envelop you while admiring Joseph Farquharson's masterpiece "The Silence of the Snows, 1907. " Transport yourself to a pivotal moment in history - witness firsthand how mills played a crucial role during the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s. Marvel at W. And J. Fairbank's vision for progress with their ambitious canal plans from Sheffield to Tinsley. Discover unexpected delights along your journey - encounter a transportable cider press that brings forth flavorsome memories and Salts Mill, now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Bradford. Picture British factory workers blowing glass skillfully amidst bustling activity during the 1800s. Venture beyond Yorkshire and Warwickshire; let your imagination soar towards Horsey windmill in Norfolk or admire vibrant tulip fields near Keukenhof accompanied by majestic windmills. Finally, witness progress unfold before your eyes with images capturing Truro Cornwall’s HTP warehouse construction around 1911 – an emblematic testament to human ingenuity shaping our ever-evolving landscape. Join us on this captivating exploration where each hint unravels stories etched within millstones of time – tales that continue to inspire awe and appreciation for our shared heritage.