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All change at the Archive

Founded in 2002, the Archive has grown and matured over the past twelve years. As a result we have decided to upgrade our charitable status. From 1st April 2014 we became a charitable incorporated organisation, and our charity number has changed. More information.

AtoM logoLater this year we shall unveil a fresh new look for our web site, and we shall also move our Archive catalogue to new software - "Access to Memory", or AtoM, approved by the International Council on Archives. Look out for more information soon.

HLF success!

We have won a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to extend and improve our Friends scheme. The grant forms part of the HLF's Catalyst scheme to improve the long-term viability of charities such as ours. Bringing several strategic opportunities, it will allow us to widen our network of supporters and make the Archive sustainable. We shall achieve this by catering for a wider range of interests and needs, including commercial ones. At the same time, we shall be able to offer benefits to a wide range of heritage groups and carry our message about the importance of preserving the records of our milling heritage even further. More.

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On this day, 217 years ago

Whilst cataloguing a volume from the Kent Mills Group, I found the reproduction of a drawing showing 86 oxen pulling a post mill. The inscription records it as being moved on the 28th March 1797, 217 years ago today!

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