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Mill conversion

Cutting from 'Motor' describing the conversion of a windmill in Christchurch into a private residence.

"Windmill for sale"

Cutting from 'Doncaster Gazette' describing the auction of Misson Mill and its accompanying buildings by Messrs. Gorbutt and Cartwright. The maximum bid placed was for £550, which the auctioneers rejected, and announced they were open to a private transaction with any interested parties.

"The passing of a village miller"

Cutting from 'Doncaster Chronicle' of an obituary for Mr. James Henry Sleight, the miller of an 1864 windmill in Misson. The article provides a background of Mr. Sleight's life, and a detailed history of the mill, its structure, and his operation of it.

"Only a few of us left"

Cutting from 'Yorkshire Evening News' of a photograph of Misson Windmill in Doncaster. The caption mentions that the mill had to be put on the market due to the death of the owner.

"Passing of Misson miller"

Cutting from 'Doncaster Gazette' of an obituary for Mr. J. H. Sleight, the miller at Misson Mill. The article describes the operation of the mill under his care, and also provides some details about his personal background.

"Misson tower corn mill"

Cutting from 'Retford Times' describing the auction of Misson Mill after the death of the owner, Mr. J. H. Sleight. The article contains a detailed history of the mill, as well as a description of its structure. It also explains the different processes involved in the operation of a mill.

"Away from it all"

Cutting from the 'Evening News' about how Mr G. S. Goreham, a member of the SPAB, is putting up for sale for £35 a mill which he had bought in September 1954 [c.f. CUTT-02313].

"Windmill for £35"

Cutting from 'The Daily Telegraph' about Mr G. S. Goreham's offer for sale of the drainage mill which he bought three years ago, at an asking price of £35.

"Over the Tea Table"

Cutting from the 'Eastern Evening News' about Mr G. S. Goreham, a member of SPAB, who would like volunteers to help him with the restoration of Reedham drainage mill. The mill is identified from Arthur Smith's 1978 'Drainage Windmills of the Norfolk Marshes' as the most probable subject [no.49] - TKG.

"What goes up must come down"

Cutting from the 'Peterborough Evening Telegraph' about the work the East Anglian Steeplejack Company are doing in reducing the tower of Eye Mill and removing the rotten brickwork, rather than demolishing the mill entirely. The mill's name used to be "Black Mill" but subsequently its body got whitewashed so that seems a rather odd name now !

"The men who do their duty - 1"

Cutting from 'Daily Express' of a profile of Herbert Thompson, the miller of a windmill at Epworth. The article outlines how Mr. Thompson and his sons contribute to the agricultural production, and includes Mr. Thompson's regret that so much fertile land was left unfarmed at the time.

"English Windmills by M I Batten

Cutting from "Kent and Sussex Post" reporting that the Architectural Press have just published an interesting "work" on "English Windmills" by the author M I Batten under the auspices of the SPAB. It makes mention of the fact that Windmills are "rapidly becoming things of the past", though many still remain.

"Shirley Windmill"

Cutting from "Croydon Advertiser". The old windmill at Shirley village is a familiar landmark in the Shirley Hills.

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