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Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex
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"The Miller's Sails etc"

Cutting from the 'Evening News' with snippets about the millers' customs about parking sails in the evening ("Miller's Pride"); Mr J.A.Davidson's model collection; his brother T. Gerrard Davidson the surveyor to S.P.A.B.; and London's only millwright, Mr Rex Wailes.

"Suffolk Windmills"

Piece in the 'East Anglian Daily Times' on how the pioneering steps taken in East Suffolk to preserve some of their windmills is being followed by West Sussex and Bucks County Councils.

"Windmills picked for reprieve"

Cutting from 'The Star' naming the three windmills selected for preservation as "ancient monuments" in East Suffolk, after a tour by Messrs Rex Wailes and Cecil Smithdale.

"Three windmills selected for preservation"

Piece in the 'West Sussex Gazette' reporting the discussions by West Sussex County Council about which of their county's windmills should be picked for preservation. They were opposed. however, to preserving the combined wind-and-water mill at West Ashling since it was still lived in by the farmer who owned it.

"Arkley Windmill - Restoration of Famous Landmark"

Cutting from "Barnet Press". One of the most notable windmills on the Hertfordshire-Middlesex border has been restored by Mr William Booth under the expert guidance of of Mr Rex Wailes. Mr Booth hopes to arrange admission to the public on suitable weekends. Included in this article are some historical notes of interest.

"Preserving old England"

Cutting from the 'Evening Star' about Mr Rex Wailes, the technical adviser to S.P.A.B. who specialises in windmills - at present - and has seen nearly fifty mills given attention in the past ten years.

"Survey of Tide Mills"

Note in the 'English Digest', quoting from the 'New English Weekly', on Rex Wailes' survey of the tide-mills around the coasts of England, one of which has worked continuously since AD 1170.

"Weeton's Old Windmill - Preservation Plea to Public"

Cutting from "Northern Daily Telegraph". A plea for public support to preserve the old windmill at Weeton has been made to the Lancashire branch of the Ancient Monuments Society. Rex Wailes gave a talk about the need to preserve the old windmills of the Fylde area. He discusssed the history and development of windmills since their introduction following the Crusades.

"Mill Expert's Visit"

Piece in the 'Hastings & St. Leonards Observer' drawing attention to the forthcoming illustrated talk by Mr Rex Wailes, the country's leading mills expert.

Suffolk Millers Notebook

A notebook compiled by Peter Dolman from an unspecified date, mainly dealing with notes about Suffolk Millers, but including other content as well. Subjects within include: Various notes about individual mills; Anglesey Windmills; Notes for Norfolk photos; Oldham's Collection; Cambridgeshire Rex Wailes Collection; Kelly's Directory from 1885 and a list of Suffolk Millers.

Dolman, Peter C J (1955-2002), miller

Arun Mill, Littlehampton

Photograph showing the side of Arun Mill in Littlehampton, West Sussex. The name 'H. Cashby' is advertised on the side of the outbuilding attached to the mill. Photographed by Lancaster E. Burne circa 1905, and then held by Rex Wailes before being passed

Farries, Kenneth G, author

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