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"A Local Windmill"

Cutting from "Wigan Examiner". A picture of the Brewery Windmill near Haigh Church, Lancashire, powered for pumping purposes.

"Weeton Windmill"

Cutting from "Blackpool Times" reporting that now a "serious effort" was being considered by the Ancient Monuments Society in cooperation with the Blackpool Corporation to preserve Marton Windmill.

"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.

"Save the Mill"

Cutting from "West Lancashire Evening Gazette". Picture of Weeton Mill is "threatened" but a meeting today is being held with a view to preserving the mill.

"Saving Windmill Land - Mansion for Sale"

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.

"The Windmill at Haigh"

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.

"A Mill on 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.

"Weeton Mill - Scheme to save it for the country"

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.

"Weeton Mill"

Cutting from "Manchester Guardian". A picture of Weeton Windmill sent by Henry Riley of Westhoughton, Lancashire.

"Despoiling the Countryside"

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.

"Disappearing Windmills"

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.

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