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"The Disappearing Windmills"

Cutting from "Blackpool Gazette and Herald". The windmills are disappearing and soon become 'a thing of the past fast'. The article says subscribing to an etched plate illustrating the Fylde Windmills would be worth while.

"Marton Mill"

Cutting from "Evening Chronicle" reports that the fund created to restore Marton Windmill as a memorial to the late Allen Clark is growing but the people of Blackpool should be reminded to support the fund.

"Saving the Windmills"

Cutting from "West Lancashire Evening Gazette" reporting that a London newspaper says a number of French writers have started a nationwide campaign to save windmills in France. An effort in Flanders is to get all windmills classified as national monuments. Blackpool has its windmills and similar movements to preserve windmills for example Martin Windmill will be restored

"Relics of the Past - A windmill gift"

Cutting from "West Lancashire Evening Gazette". The article says that since the interest in preserving historic windmills has been brought to public attention the Wirral (Neston Council) has accepted a gift of the old Willaston Windmill.

"The Old Mill at Lytham"

Cutting from "Manchester Evening News". A Picture of the Lytham St Anne Windmill with the caption 'This is a very famous landmark - the old windmill at Lytham'.

"Another Windmill Gone"

Cutting from "Southport Visitor" reporting that another windmill had been destroyed resulting from a grass fire. There was no water available at the site to prevent the mill becoming a heap of charred ashes.

"To Save Fylde Landmark - Weeton's Old Windmill"

Cutting from "Northern Daily Telegraph". The article makes a plea for the preservation of Weeton Windmill. The Lancashire branch of the Ancient Monuments Society expressed support for preservation. Notable figures were present at the meeting included Mr Allen Clark, James Crompton, Rex Wailes, Mr. J Swarbrick.

"Windmill Memorial"

Cutting from "News Chronicle" reporting that the Blackpool Planning Committee had decided to recommend the purchase of Marton Windmill to Blackpool Council as a memorial to the late Allen Clarke.

"Windmill as Memorial"

Cutting from "Preston Guardian" reporting that at a Blackpool Town planning meeting a suggestion was made to aquire Marton Windmill as a memorial for the late Mr Allen Clarke.

"Site of an Old Mill"

Cutting from "The Miller". Planning applications by the Liverpool Education Committee had been submitted for two sites to erect new schools on ground formerly known as Ackers Hall Estate. In 1342 John Ackers was permitted to cut down two oaks for the repair of his windmill.

"Lytham's Windmill on the Green"

Cutting from "Lytham St Annes Express". Picture of Lytham St Annes Windmill next to which is the Lifeboat House, the oldest in the country, now the head quarters of the Lytham St Annes Motor Boat Club

"Marton Windmill"

Cutting from "Lytham St Annes Express". Picture of Marton Windmill which is to be renovated as a memorial to Mr Allen Clarke.

"The Decline of Windmill Land - when Poulton-Le-Fylde was a Flourishing Port"

Cutting from "Northern Daily Telegraph". A special correspondent gives a revealing insight into the history of Poulton as a port in the 1600s followed by decline. He claims that Poulton 'should not have and never had a windmill' as Poulton was a port and not a milling town. The picture captioned Church Street - a bit of old Poulton now demolished.

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