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"In Search of Monuments"

Cutting from "Blackpool Gazette". The writer thanks the editor for including a previous letter regarding an investigation into the Fylde windmills. He asks if any reader would be willing to help report to the Ancient Monuments Committee ...

"Vanishing Windmills"

Cutting from "Halifax Daily Courier and Guardian" reporting that windmills have never been obvious in Halifax and District. Water power and water wheel were more prevalent than the windmill in this area but where windmills were once a co...

"The Fylde

Cutting from "Northern Daily Telegraph". The article says the Fylde has always been known as "Windmill Land". Within a radius of some 12 miles of Blackpool there were over 12 working windmills and over time windmills became unn...

"Saving the Fylde Windmills"

Cutting from "Blackpool Gazette and Herald" stating that there is an attempt to preserve the windmills of the Fylde. The preservation of Weeton windmill has been launched by the Ancient Monuments Society. Before being taken over by the N...

"Vanishing Windmills - to the Editor"

Cutting from "Lancashire Evening Post". The letter writer highlights the loss of the windmills from the Fylde and his interest as a representative of the "Amounderness Hundred" upon the Ancient Monuments committee for Lancashire.

"Lytham's greensward"

Cutting from "Lytham St Anne's Express". A picture of children "romping" on the green in the foreground of the Lytham St Anne Windmill on a Bank Holiday weekend.

"Save our Windmills"

Cutting from "Blackpool Gazette and Herald". The proposal to schedule windmills in Sussex as ancient buildings and worthy of restoration can equally apply to the Fylde windmills as described in this article. It mentions Lytham St Anne an...

"Unique: Windmill for Sale"

Cutting from "Manchester Evening Chronicle". Windmill to be auctioned at Fleetwood. Although it has been used as a cafe it still has the old machinery and sails preserved for antiquity.

"Keep the Windmills"

Cutting from "Blackpool Gazette and Herald". The preservation of windmills has been discussed by those who have pride in the Fylde District and wish to see the mills preserved.

"Marton Windmill is in the News Again"

Cutting from "Blackpool Gazette and Herald". Renovation work on Marton Windmill has been national news. Visitors to the Fylde can see the landmark painted in new white livery. It is planned to become a museum displaying the grinding mach...

"Saving the Old Windmill - Weeton Mill"

Cutting from "Manchester Evening Chronicle". The author is glad that plans to raise an endowment fund to preserve the old mill at Weeton are underway and may be handed over to the National Trust for preservation.

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