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.


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

Welsh Water mills

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AVAILABLE NOW

Cymdeithas Melinau Cymru
Welsh Mills Society

English Water mills & Mining

Another book by Nigel this time about my drawings.  This 106 page hardcover book measures 210mm x 210mm and has over 200 colour & 20 b&w illustrations of watermills and windmills.

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A new section about ‘Muscle mills’ showing mills powered by horses, dogs, people etc. Click on the image

UK  Windmills

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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

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Below are mills I’ve recently added to the site

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

Click on the covers for details

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 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

Click on the adjacent image alphabetical list of the mills on this site

Enisala, Sibiu, Romania

The book below is the best selling book at the mills archive this year

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Chatham mill Massatchusas,

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Mosterts mill, Cape Town South Africa

Glencairn, Simons Town South Africa

Nigel Harris has his own website where he has listed over 80 Books, publications and articles that he has written covering Milling, Engineering and other subjects of which 40 are articles that have been printed in various mill magazines including SPAB's Mill News. Click on the image to be taken to his site

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

 

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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.

 

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"