Donald Muggeridge, "15/1/22 Bass River, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Aug. 1959" (F212971). All rights reserved.
The Muggeridge Collection was assembled by William and Donald Muggeridge, father and son. It is a unique collection of mill photographs and texts dating from the early part of the 20th century onwards.

Muggeridge Collection of Mill Photographs

The collection is particularly rich in black & white photographs of windmills and watermills, and other aspects of rural life, from a time just prior to the enormous changes which took place in agriculture and its associated technology during the latter part of the century.

William Burrell Muggeridge's collection of photographs of English windmills from 1904 was originally given to the Library on glass plates. Prints have been made of all of these, as well as of the photographs taken by William Muggeridge's son, Donald, thanks to grants from the University of Kent's Development and Alumni Annual Fund. You can view them in the Special Collections room. Where the county location of a mill is stated, pre-1974 boundaries and names apply.

Collection in brief

Contents: photographs
Period: 20th century

Black and white photograph of a stone church on a quiet village road. In the background are two brick houses.
Donald Muggeridge, Sutton Bassett, Church, Northants (F223440). All rights reserved.

Muggeridge photographs of churches and rural subjects

Donald and William Muggeridge did not only take photographs of mills, but also of other subjects that caught their eye while travelling through the British countryside.  

Donald Muggeridge photographs

In July 1998 Donald Muggeridge donated a set of negatives of pictures of other subjects, for example churches and church furnishings, milestones, village pumps, and inn signs; view a list of subjects.

William Muggeridge glass plates

Between 1902 and 1932 William Burrell Muggeridge, Donald's father, took many photographs of churches and other rural subjects. We have been able to scan and catalogue his collection of glass plates as part of the VERDI project.

Accession code: UKC/CHR/MUG/BW : F213156 - F213386

Collection in brief

Period: 20th century
Subjects: architecture, local history

Muggeridge collection of books and pamphlets

This collection is comprised of books, pamphlets and periodicals on various topics and publications from various societies and conferences.  

Collection in brief

ContentsBooks, pamphlets, periodicals
Period: 1863-2011
Subjects: mills, antiques, metalwork, rural history, English counties and towns, English churches, agriculture and husbandry, engineering, crafts, photography,   

Tiffin Mill Scrapbooks

3 scrapbooks of mill pictures, donation from Donald Muggeridge. The scrapbooks include images of windmills in Kent, Sussex, and of Lancaster Burne mills in the UK.  

Collection in brief

Period: c.1902-1982
Subjects: architecture, local history  

The VERDI (VERsatile DIgitisation framework) project

The VERDI project, funded by JISC, made it possible to catalogue and scan Donald Muggeridge's colour slides of mills all over Europe and some from the United States. The cataloguing was initially done on an archival database, MODES for Windows (MfW); the catalogue data has now been transferred to our Archive catalogue.  

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