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"Mills: A Journey Through Time and Heritage" Step back in time to the roaring 1920s with Jeeves and Wooster

Background imageMills Collection: Jeeves and Wooster, 1922

Jeeves and Wooster, 1922
P.G. Wodehouse story in The Strand, March 1922, entitled Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch

Background imageMills 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 imageMills Collection: Muffin the Mule

Muffin the Mule
Peter Thompson, producer of BBC televisions Childrens Hour, and Annette Mills with the popular puppet character Muffin the Mule at the National Television Fund Ball at the Dorchester Hotel in London

Background imageMills 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 imageMills Collection: Horrockses Crewdson & Co

Horrockses Crewdson & Co
Traffic passing the smoking chimneys of Horrockses, Crewdson & Co. Centenary Cotton Mills, Preston. The factory windows are illuminated

Background imageMills 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 imageMills Collection: Mills Bomb No 5 hand grenade, used during World War One

Mills Bomb No 5 hand grenade, used during World War One, 1915. Oval cast iron segmented body with handle and split pin. Marked on base plate with grenade number and maker?s name P B and Company

Background imageMills Collection: Mabry Mill, restored and working, Blue Ridge Parkway, south Appalachian Mountains

Mabry Mill, restored and working, Blue Ridge Parkway, south Appalachian Mountains, Virginia, United States of America, North America

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

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

Background imageMills Collection: British Boxer Freddie Mills - signed postcard from 1941

British Boxer Freddie Mills - signed postcard from 1941
Frederick Percival ( Freddie ) Mills (1919-1965) - English boxer, and the world light heavyweight champion from 1948 to 1950

Background imageMills Collection: Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog

Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog
Unusual Friends - Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog. 1960s

Background imageMills Collection: Braidwater Spinning Mills, Ballymena

Braidwater Spinning Mills, Ballymena - a view of the factory by the river. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageMills Collection: Sectional view of a Mills grenade, WW1

Sectional view of a Mills grenade, WW1
Drawing reproduced from a German weekly newspaper article which gave particulars of British and Russian hand grenades. Figs. 1, 2, 3 & 4 illustrate the Mills grenade. Date: 1918

Background imageMills Collection: Fresh Air from the Potteries

Fresh Air from the Potteries
" Fresh Air from the Potteries" A sarcastic caption accompanying a fine photograph of the skyline of dark satanic mills which characterised the Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent)

Background imageMills Collection: Black Dyke Mills Band

Black Dyke Mills Band
Representatives from the Black Dyke Mills Band proudly showing off their National Championship, Crystal Palace, 1000 Guinea Trophy won on 29th September 1928. Their conductor was William Halliwell

Background imageMills Collection: Lancashire Cotton Barge

Lancashire Cotton Barge
Barges loaded with bales of raw cotton, destined for the cotton mills, Leeds - Liverpool Canal, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageMills Collection: Agricultural Show, Penistone, Sheffield, England

Agricultural Show, Penistone, Sheffield, England
Agricultural Show, Penistone, Sheffield, near Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. Showing the mills in full operation. Date: 1905

Background imageMills 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 imageMills Collection: Brown Bear riding a motorcycle at the Bertram Mills Circus

Brown Bear riding a motorcycle at the Bertram Mills Circus
Photograph showing a large brown bear riding a motorcycle during a performance of the Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia in December 1951. That year was the Silver Jubilee of the Mills Circus at Olympia

Background imageMills Collection: Mills / Notts County F bal

Mills / Notts County F bal
B R Paddy Mills, Forward for Notts County

Background imageMills Collection: Bertram Mills Circus

Bertram Mills Circus
A centaur style illustration, featuring a clown and a circus horse, adorn the cover of a programme for performances at Olympia, London

Background imageMills Collection: Horrockses, Crewdson & Co Ltd, Preston, Lancashire

Horrockses, Crewdson & Co Ltd, Preston, Lancashire, office and factory -- trade design. 1920

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

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

Background imageMills Collection: The Royal Lincolns in Malaya

The Royal Lincolns in Malaya
A photograph of officers of the 1st Battalion Royal Lincolnshire Regiment taken at Taiping. Back row: Lt. J. Mills, 2/Lt. M.H. Best, Lts. E.C. Whitby, A.F. Townsend, 2/Lts N.L. Williams, W.C

Background imageMills Collection: Lancashire Weaver / 1890S

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

Background imageMills Collection: New Lanark Mills, Scotland. Robert Owens (1771-1858) model community of cotton mills

New Lanark Mills, Scotland. Robert Owens (1771-1858) model community of cotton mills, housing, education, worlds first day nursery, evening classes, village shop (beginning of Co-operative movement)

Background imageMills Collection: Outwood Windmills

Outwood Windmills
The old (17th century) windmills at Outwood, near Redhill, Surrey, England. The one in the foreground was built in 1665 and is (in 2006) Britains oldest working windmill. Date: late 1930s

Background imageMills Collection: Tewkesbury Watermill

Tewkesbury Watermill
This famous old watermill at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, was immortalised by Dinah Mulock Craik in her book John Halifax, Gentleman

Background imageMills Collection: Cyclists & Windmills

Cyclists & Windmills
Three men cyclists admire the the two windmills at Outwood, Surrey, England. The left one was built in 1665 and still stands today. The right, built 1790, blew down in a gale 1960

Background imageMills Collection: Windmill, Rembrandt

Windmill, Rembrandt
A somewhat dilapidated Dutch windmill

Background imageMills Collection: The Croton Flour Mills of George V. Hecker & Co. - New York

The Croton Flour Mills of George V. Hecker & Co. - New York
The Croton Flour Mills of George V. Hecker & Co. - 199, 201 and 203 Cherry Street, New York, USA. The old windmill of 1776 and the modern mill of 1876. Date: circa 1890

Background imageMills Collection: Wisconsin. Appleton Paper Mills

Wisconsin. Appleton Paper Mills. Date c1898

Background imageMills Collection: Bertram Mills Lorry

Bertram Mills Lorry
The Circus Comes to Town! A picturesque setting for the Bertarm Mills Circus, at Maidstone, Kent, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageMills Collection: Lancashire Mill Girls

Lancashire Mill Girls
Quite young Lancashire mill girls

Background imageMills Collection: Officer and Unicyclist

Officer and Unicyclist
Police Constable on point duty directing a member of Bertram Mills Circus to Olympia, Hammersmith, London

Background imageMills Collection: Horstead Watermill

Horstead Watermill, on the River Bure, Norfolk, was one of the most beautiful weatherboarded wooden mills in England. Tragically destroyed by fire on 23 January 1963

Background imageMills Collection: WINDMILL

WINDMILL

Background imageMills Collection: Longwy Steelworks, France

Longwy Steelworks, France
An overhead view of the rolling mills at Longwy Steelworks in France

Background imageMills Collection: Wimbledon Windmill

Wimbledon Windmill
A working windmill on Wimbledon Common in south-west London

Background imageMills Collection: Canterbury from the Railway, 1842 (coloured litho on paper)

Canterbury from the Railway, 1842 (coloured litho on paper)
7394177 Canterbury from the Railway, 1842 (coloured litho on paper) by Unknown Artist, (19th century); 23x38 cm; Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Telford, Shropshire

Background imageMills Collection: Chocolate Coloured Coons, The Palace of Chocolate

Chocolate Coloured Coons, The Palace of Chocolate, with G H Elliott and Alf Lawrence. G H Elliott was a music hall star and singer of the song, Frys Chocolate Major, words by A J Mills

Background imageMills Collection: Rock Mill with Treffry Viaduct / Aqueduct in the background, Luxulyan, Cornwall. 1909

Rock Mill with Treffry Viaduct / Aqueduct in the background, Luxulyan, Cornwall. 1909
The photograph is taken from above the Great Western Railway Par to Newquay branch line cutting, looking north. Rock Mill can be seen on the left of the photograph, with a telegraph pole and wires

Background imageMills Collection: Cleveland, Ohio, USA - Ore Boat unloading - Steel Mills

Cleveland, Ohio, USA - Ore Boat unloading - Steel Mills
Cleveland, Ohio, USA - Ore Boat unloading at one of the Steel Mills on the Cuyahoga River - the Terminal Tower can be seen in the background - nighttime. Date: circa 1934

Background imageMills Collection: Artists Impression of M and H Armitage and Co. Mousehole Forge, River Rivelin

Artists Impression of M and H Armitage and Co. Mousehole Forge, River Rivelin
From an original at Sheffield Libraries: w02075

Background imageMills Collection: Subaru Impreza WRC

Subaru Impreza WRC

Background imageMills Collection: Hayley Mills in The Chalk Garden

Hayley Mills in The Chalk Garden
The young British actress Hayley Mills (b.1946) during the filming of The Chalk Garden, released in 1964. Date: 1963-1964

Background imageMills Collection: Filming Scott of the Antarctic

Filming Scott of the Antarctic, with John Mills as Captain Scott RN, James Robertson Justice as Petty Officer Taff Evans, and Kenneth Moore as Lieutenant Evans

Background imageMills Collection: Brill Windmill, Buckinghamshire, England

Brill Windmill, Buckinghamshire, England, built in about 1680, one of the few remaining post mills in the country. Date: late 17th century



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"Mills: A Journey Through Time and Heritage" Step back in time to the roaring 1920s with Jeeves and Wooster, as they navigate through a world of elegance and eccentricity. The mention takes us on a whimsical adventure, where these iconic characters find themselves entangled in hilarious mishaps. Travel further into history with the Map of the Rivelin Valley Estate from 1934, revealing the intricate network that once thrived in this picturesque valley. Imagine the rhythmic hum of machinery echoing through the hills as workers diligently produced textiles that would shape an era. But it's not all about textile production; let's not forget Muffin the Mule, who enchanted audiences with his delightful antics during children's television shows. This lovable character brought joy to countless households while reminding us of simpler times. Delve even deeper into our historical tapestry with William Fairbank's accurate plan of Sheffield from 1771. Witness how mills played a pivotal role in shaping this industrial powerhouse, driving its growth and prosperity for centuries to come. Venturing across continents, we encounter Mabry Mill nestled within the majestic Blue Ridge Parkway in the south Appalachian Mountains. Restored to its former glory, this mill stands as a testament to human ingenuity and perseverance against nature's relentless forces. Across oceans lies Braidwater Spinning Mills in Ballymena—a symbol of Ireland's rich textile heritage. Here, generations worked tirelessly to spin delicate threads into exquisite fabrics that adorned people worldwide. Closer still is Salts Mill near Bradford—an architectural marvel recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. This sprawling complex embodies Victorian grandeur while preserving Yorkshire's industrial legacy for future generations to appreciate. Yet amidst tales of industry and craftsmanship emerges another side—the Mills Bomb No 5 hand grenade used during World War One—a stark reminder that they were not always peaceful havens but also witnesses to the horrors of conflict.