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Derelict mill at Clanfield

Cutting from 'Portsmouth Evening News' describing the dereliction of an old mill at Clanfield. The article gives a detailed description of the remaining structure and the mill's history. It also mentions inability to demolish the mill due to its historical listing, and the requirements for its restoration according to Mr. John Bishop.


Cutting from 'Essex Countryside' describing the process of salt milling. The article is accompanied by a picture of Frinton Mill.

"Toy factory in a converted mill at Rogate"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette and South of England Advertiser' of an article by Alison Ross describing the conversion of Durford Mill near Rogate into a toy factory. The article goes over the history of the owner of Tiger Toys, Ltd., Mr. Robert Hirst, and how he came to set up his factory at the mill. It also includes a brief overview of the technical processes taking place at the factory.

"Preserving Britain's Windmills"

Cutting from "The Daily Mail". A letter to this paper explaining that the purpose of the Windmill Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings is "to give assistance in the repair both of working mills and of those that remain as landmarks".

"Soon to turn again"

Illustrated article from the 'South Norfolk News' about the new steel stocks being fitted for the sails at Billingford Tower Mill, so that it might possibly be able to grind flour again.

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Press cuttings relating to windmills and watermills.

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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.

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