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Press Cuttings Collection

  • CUTT
  • Collection
  • Early 20th century - 2015

Press cuttings relating to windmills and watermills.

The Mills Archive

"The wind of change …"

Captioned photo in the Brighton 'Evening Argus' recording the decision by Hastings Town Planning Committee to contact S. P. A. B. for a survey of Silverhill Mill.

"Going, going …?"

Photo with caption in the 'Hastings & St. Leonards Observer' showing how close to decay the Silverhill windmill has come.

"When a mighty wheel brought life to the land"

Cutting from 'West Sussex County Times' of an article by Frank Holmes in remembrance of the watermills of Sussex. In particular, the article discusses the Town Mill, Warnham Mill and Amies Mill. Each mill is accompanied by a brief history and an outline of its present state.

"A Green Arow"

First page of a two-page article in 'Vintage Spirit' magazine on how the turbine at the Hergest Mill on the River Arrow at Kington is being restored to generate electricity for Dave & Dee Perks.

"A pumping mill is saved"

Letter from an East Anglian magazine from Christopher Elliottt from Beccles about the restoration of the damage done to Marsh Mill, Walberswick, due to it being used for target practice during WW2.
[Came from the Michael Dunn Collection]

"Tilting at windmills"

Cutting from an unknown Yorkshire paper, of unknown date, about Sir Henry Lawson-Tancred's wind turbine project to heat his stately home near Boroughbridge.

"Vanished mill was part of the family"

Late 19th century photo showing the smock mill at Erpingham, Norfolk, where John Johnson the miller lived with his family. Around 1900 the mill was sold to G H Witham, whose son Edward worked it until his death in 1959.

"Money well spent at Pakenham"

Illustrated article in the 'East Anglian Daily Press' marking the completion of the repair scheme for Pakenham Windmill under the guidance of the millwright Mr J. E. Thompson.

"Mill gets a face-lift"

Cutting from an unknown East Anglian paper, of unknown date recording the repair work on the sails and stocks of Savory's Mill at Burnham Overy, including a picture of the carpenter, Mr J. E. Thompson, building a new sail.

"Old and New"

Note from the Ipswich 'Evening Star' about Rex Wailes's work in ensuring the accuracy of the restoration at Williamsburg (VA) of an 18th century English windmill.

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