Book published by the Society
The Watermills of Buckinghamshire: A 1930s account by Stanley Freese with original photographs
Stanley Freese's description of watermills has now been published and is available in this exciting new publication. Freese, a well known Buckinghamshire character, cycled around Buckinghamshire in the 1930s interviewing both wind and watermillers and describing and photographing their mills. By 1939 he had a manuscript ready for publishing but this was prevented by the outbreak of war. The manuscript was eventually deposited in the County Museum and has been consulted by many researchers since then. The Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society has now printed the watermills section of his study, together with 55 of his photographs and introductory material including a biography by James Venn.