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"Replacing windmill sweeps blown off in gale"

Photo and caption in an East Sussex paper [that contains an advert for a sale in September 1968] showing E. Hole and Frank Agate, two employees of Messrs E. Hole and Son of Burgess Hill, preparing two replacements for the sweeps blown off Argos Hill mill in the gale in December 1967. Various other mills on which the firm had worked are given.

"Windmill Fire"

Note in 'Reynolds News' that a small fire was detected by the children of the families living in the Wimbledon Common windmill, and put out before any real harm was done.

"£20,000 appeal to save mill"

Piece in 'The Daily Telegraph' detailing the various afflictions that can affect an old windmill: and which the Wimbledon Common mill is victim to , along with the address to which to send contributions.

"Sails stay still"

Article in the 'Mitcham News & Mercury' about the latest form of rot to attack the Common's windmill, lodging between the two brick skins of the roundhouse.

"Battle of the Windmill"

Article in 'The Wimbledon News' about the efforts that Rentokil Labs of Croydon have been putting in to defeat the woodworm infestation in the windmill on the Common.

"Wrong windmill!"

Cutting from the 'Wandsworth Boro' News' how rumours had run along Fleet Street on Guy Fawkes Night that Wimbledon Common Windmill had been burned down: whereas a loose firework had been spotted there and dealt with.

"Too windy for the windmill"

Note in the 'Wimbledon Borough News' about the safe-guards that the Ranger, Lieut.Col. Whitehead, had taken to protect the windmill during the recent high winds, after it was found that the sails were slightly out of true.

"The age of Wimbledon's windmill"

Letter to the editor of 'Country Life' from John F Gore of Ringwood, quoting various authorities from John Aubrey onwards for evidence of a mill up there and when they were built.

"Sails Turn Again"

Note in the 'Wimbledon Borough News' that, for the first time in many years, the windmill sails on the common have been "let loose".

"Unexpected Encounter"

Photo with caption from the Nottingham 'Guardian Journal' showing that painting is the stage the restoration of the windmill on Wimbledon Common has reached.

"Work in progress"

Photo and caption in the 'South Western Star' showing men at work on Wimbledon Common's windmill, with the sweeps taken off so the death-watch beetle infestation can be treated.

"Notable Achievement"

Cutting from the 'Wandsworth Borough News' recording that the target of £500 for the renovation of the windmill on Wimbledon Common has been reached after just a few months, which shows how popular it is locally.

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