BuiltWithNOF

Welcome

Welcome to the Milldrawings web site, which is rebuilt from the old a0 Technical Drawing Services site

My name is John Brandrick.

I live in Whitland, Carmarthenshire, S.W.Wales. I am a retired Draughtsman/Engineer I worked in the construction & process industries for over 50 years and was very lucky as drawing has always been my hobby and I was able to do it almost every day during my working life


Click on any of the thumbnails opposite to view the drawings for that category.


Feel free to browse around this site. If you have comments or questions about my drawings (I have 1000s more  or If you would like a large print of any of them up to 40x30inches or would like to see larger copies, or simply need more information and want to contact me, please click on the contact button on any page within this site

I hope you enjoy viewing the drawings and find the content informative
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The Mills Archive Trust

Welsh Water mills

MRG

Cymdeithas Melinau Cymru
Welsh Mills Society

English Water mills & Mining

Below are mills I’ve recently added to the site

TIMS

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UK  Windmills

MWWMG

These are the Mill Groups I belong to Click on the icons to go to their home site or their pages within this site

Non U.K. mills

book

I have illustrated this book for Nigel Harris which is on its 2nd Printing

Melin-y-bont, Anglesey, Wales

Maud Foster Windmill, Boston, Lincolnshire

The old a0tech. web site and the type of drawings I used to do!

Click on the cover for details

Wissendine wymondham

Click below for an alphabetical list of the mills on this site

 A major new book entitled 'Windmills of North West Kent and Kentish London (and the men who built them)' has been launched, it is available from Stenlake and Co, and will be priced at 20 it does contain a few of my drawings of Keston Windmill

COMING SOON

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Wissendine & Wymondham Windmills, bothe measured and drawings in hand

Another book by Nigel

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Traditional Corn Milling Watermills

by Nigel S. Harris
This booklet is the introduction every watermill novice needs. It aims to explain how watermills used for stoneground flour milling worked. Using numerous drawings and photographs, it guides the reader through the various elements that go to make up a working watermill, including a brief discussion on the layout of a typical mill building. Having explained how the machinery in the mill operated it then describes how wheat is ground into meal and how that meal is processed further to make white flour.

This 40 page A5 booklet consists of extracts from the more comprehensive and detailed 211 page A4 hardcover book by the same author entitled:

"Watermills and Stoneground Flour Milling"

ISBN 9780955150128

see www.watermills.info

 

Comments from purchasers:

"This is a jolly good read, a must have for your book case, well written with lots of illustrations"

"Brilliant book. Very informative"

"Provides a good read for the novice and an addition to the library of those more learned in the ways of milling"

 

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Overview

Flour milling underwent a radical change during the 25 year period from 1875 to 1900. The drive for the change came from continental Europe and the United States, where new flour mills had been built containing sophisticated machinery developed in an attempt to extract as much flour as possible from the wheat grain.

For a period the UK flour industry was resistant to change and unable to compete with the foreign competition. In the new mills metal rollers replaced traditional millstones which had been in use for more than 2000 years. Wind and water powered mills gave way to steam and eventually electricity as the mill's energy source. Traditional water and wind powered millstone mills could not compete and very quickly fell into serious decline.

This book charts the roller mill revolution.