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.
Cutting from "News Chronicle" reporting that the slogan "Visit Windmill Land" was frequently used to advertise coach trips to the Fylde. Windmills have been disappearing and the Lancashire branch of the Ancient Monuments Society has decided to preserve as many of the remaining windmills as possible. The Weeton Windmill is the first step in this preservation programme.
Cutting from "Blackpool Times". The article describes the scenery on a day trip to Southport and the route from Blackpool to Preston. The first landmark of importance is the Marton Windmill "one of many mills of the Fylde".
Cutting from "West Lancashire Evening Gazette". Two women fatally fell from the top of the old Thornton Windmill. After having tea they went up on the platform of the mill when the wooden platform collapsed. The article gives a detailed account of the accident.
Cutting from "Wigan Observer". A H G of Thornton-le-Fylde writes in view of one of the 'largest and most complete mills' in the Fylde district. The writer asks any readers if they know of any windmills of the English pattern with four arms in any part of the Fylde.
Cutting from "Manchester Guardian". The Ancient Monuments Society is trying to preserve Weeton Mill near Kirkham. The Society is keen to set up a fundraising committee to oversee a maintenance fund to preserve Weeton Mill in the Fylde.
Cutting from "West Lancashire Evening Gazette" reporting that a meeting at Weeton Mill has been arranged by the Ancient Monuments Society to gain support for the preservation of the Mill. Mr Allen Clarke states that Weeton Mill was built in 1812 but has not been working for some years.
Cutting from "Bradford Telegraph and Argus". A photograph of Thornton Windmill accompanied by a brief historical resume in context from the Norman Conquest to the present day - the manor on which the windmill stands was passed down to the Fleetwords of Rossall.
Cutting from "Lancashire Daily Post". In reference to "despoiling the countryside" the writer was "delighted" that the Ancient Monuments Society were planning to restore Weeton Windmill and preserve it for the future.
Cutting from "Blackpool Gazette and Herald" giving an insight on the windmills rapidly disappearing from the Fylde and Blackpool landscape. The article claims around 100 years ago there were up to 40 working windmills in the Fylde but today only one or two remain.
Cutting from "Manchester Evening Chronicle". The letter writer takes issue with claims that all landmarks on the journey to Blackpool Tower will have disappeared. The windmill at Clifton is large and still standing (about 250 years old). Staining windmill and Treales can be seen on the train journey to Blackpool.