- 1960s-1970s (Creation)
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In 1929, following an article in the Daily Mail about Britain's disappearing windmills, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) launched a campaign to survey and protect England's windmills. The work was led by pioneering mill expert Rex Wailes, and soon became separate Windmill Section of the SPAB. In 1946 this became the Wind and Watermill Section, later referred to simply as the Mills Section. It still continues working to save England's historic mills today.
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Index cards giving brief information on windmills and watermills in the UK.
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This material may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.