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Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex
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Faerie Cottage, Finchingfield

Note on reverse reads "Faerie Cottage, Finchingfield. Alan Arthur's cottage taken by AA & HA about 1924 or 1923. Where Rex Wailes stayed whilst looking at mills and met Hallam Ashley".

"Weeton Mill - Effort to Restore and Preserve"

Cutting from "Blackpool Times". The Ancient Monuments Society come to the rescue by taking an interest in preserving the old mills of the Fylde. An authority on mills said "it seemed a pity that not one windmill was to be seen at work in the Fylde". Lancashire had a chance to see at least one windmill remained.

"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.

"To Save Fylde Landmark - Weeton's Old Windmill"

Cutting from "Northern Daily Telegraph". The article makes a plea for the preservation of Weeton Windmill. The Lancashire branch of the Ancient Monuments Society expressed support for preservation. Notable figures were present at the meeting included Mr Allen Clark, James Crompton, Rex Wailes, Mr. J Swarbrick.

"Weeton Windmill -

Cutting from "West Lancashire Evening Gazette". The Weeton windmill was built in 1812 and the present owner, Lord Derby has promised to help the Society of Ancient Monuments preserve it for the future. Mr Wailes described the mill as a 'fine example of a tower mill and the work of the early millwrights.

"Lancashire's Old Mills - Plea for Preservation"

Cutting from "Liverpool Post and Mercury" reporting an annual meeting of the Ancient Monuments Society held at Weeton aiming to get support for the preservation of Weeton Mill. Rex Wailes claimed Weeton Mill was an example of a tower mill which featured the 'automatic fantail'.

Mill Research Notebook 27a

Blue hardback notebook. Continued on from Notebook 26. Contains correspondence, transcripts, sketches, meetings with people and notes on wind and water mills in Cambridgeshire and Kent including Outwood; Willingham; Histon; (Kent) Benenden; Tenterden; Frittenden; Silverhill; Northiam; Icklesham; Chillenden; (Essex) Orsett; Fryerning; Stock; Mountnessing; Saling; Bocking Churchend; Upminster; (Sussex) Mark Cross; Argos Hill; Wadhurst; (Beds) Cardington Bridge; Bromham; Stevington; (Oxon) Upper Arncot.

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

FWG 03566 - Individuals and general

Correspondence with Ken W. Hamlin; J. Kenneth Major; Archie S. Palmer; H.E.S. Simmons; Lawrence Stevens; Rex Wailes; Gerrard Young and other individuals. Indexed by Ken Kirsopp during stage 2 of Frank Gregory Online.

"Arkley Windmill - restoration of Famous Landmark"

Cutting from "Morning Post". Arkley Windmill is one of the most notable windmills on the Hertfordshire-Middlesex border. It has been restored by Mr William Booth under the expert guidance 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.

"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.

"Restoration of a Notable Windmill"

Cutting from "Birmingham Post". Arkley Windmill on the Herts-Middlesex border has been restored by Mr William Booth (purchased in 1929) under the guidance of Mr Rex Wailes. The mill was "probably erected during the Napoleonic Wars".

Horizontal Watermills and Norias

"Horizontal Watermills Berthold Moog pre 1994. Noria Saqiyeh on postcards". Includes a slide of Rex Wailes, the photograph of which was found in MH's copy of "English Windmills" (now in HARV-087).

Portrait of Rex Wailes

At Zaandijk, Netherlands, on a trip as part of the Third International Symposium of Molinology, 1973. Note on reverse reads 'To Enid, Kindest regards from Sally'.

Jespersen, Anders, miller, millwright and engineer

"Owner allays anxiety over Wiverton Downs"

Report in 'Eastern Daily Press' of meeting of the Norfolk branch of the Council for the Preservation of Rural England, when Cmdr Coke finally got the opportunity of explaining what he was actually planning to do with quarrying on his property, instead of what people were alleging his plans to be. After the formal meeting, Rex Wailes gave a talk on the county's windmills

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