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"Mill to be moved"

Note in 'The Times' about the removal of the watermill at Holbrook in Suffolk and its re-erection, section by section, at the Stowmarket Museum of Rural Life.

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  • Early 20th century - 2015

Press cuttings relating to windmills and watermills.

The Mills Archive

"Old and very noisy!"

Cutting from 'Evening Argus' describing the history a watermill at Coultershaw. The article mentions that the mill was used to supplement the water supply to Petworth House, and that it was restored to a fully functioning state by the Sussex Industrial Society in 1976.

Holbeach windmill

Cutting from 'Sheffield Telegraph' of a photograph of a windmill at Holbeach. The caption mentions the decline of windmills in Lincolnshire, but that some have been selected for preservation.

"Watermills in Sussex"

Complaint to the 'Sussex Daily News' that an article on watermills "strangely names only one in Sussex, at Bosham …" whereas it could have quoted many others "of great interest".


Letter to the Editor of the 'Brighton Evening Argus' from L. R. Everard of Shoreham, commenting on a previous letter from a Mr Grey and giving some more details about Trusler's Mill (a post mill formerly in Regency Square in Brighton), Ballard's Mill, a smock mill in Hove and Udimore post mill which he would be happy to pass on to Mr Grey.

"Shipley Mill"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette' of a brief description of Shipley Mill. It mentions Mr. Hilaire Belloc as the owner, and also specifies that the original machinery is intact. The piece is accompanied by a sketch by Mr. Harold Roberts.

"The sweeps of Shipley Mill turn again in Belloc's honour"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette and South of England Advertiser' describing the opening of the fully restored and functional Shipley Mill. The mill was reopened as a memorial to its previous owner Hilaire Belloc, and the article includes details of the mill's history and restoration effort.

"Belloc's mill at Shipley"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette' describing the restoration of Shipley Mill by the county in honour of the memory of its previous owner, Hilaire Belloc. The article is accompanied by a sketch by J. W. Bramham.

"A big lift puts the old mill back on full power"

Cutting from an unknown source describing the completion of restoration on Shipley Mill near Horsham. The article mentions that the mill was restored to full working order through funding from English Heritage, Horsham DIstrict Council and West Sussex County Council.

"Mill restored as Belloc memorial"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette' of an article by John Richards describing a tour taken around Shipley Mill. The article mentions that the mill is maintained by the West Sussex County Council, and was restored and opened as a memorial to Hilaire Belloc after he died in 1953.

"Fine old smock mill gets a new cap"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette' describing the installation of a new cap on Shipley Mill. The article mentions Ernest Hole and Sons Ltd. as responsible for the restoration work, and also includes a brief history of the mill and previous owners, as well as an appeal for more funds needed to complete the restoration.

"Mill celebrates a century"

Cutting from an unknown source describing the celebration of the centenary of Shipley Mill, the memorial to Hilaire Belloc. The article gives a detailed history of the mill, and a short description of the celebrations on the day.

Shipley Mill

Cutting from an unknown source of an article by Ann Feloy describing in detail the history of Shipley Mill over the years, including its ownership by Hilaire Belloc, restoration efforts carried out, and its maintenance by the Friends of Shipley Windmill.

Model of Shipley Mill

Cutting from an unknown source describing the model of Shipley Mill built by school caretaker Mr. Robert Collier.The article mentions that the model is kept in Mr. Collier's garden, and also describes his interest in mills.

"W.S.C.C. Planning Application delays"

Report in the 'West Sussex Gazette' on the discussions about why planning applications were taking so long to process, and how well the appeal for contributions to the Windmill Preservation Fund was going.

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