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"This old windmill embraces all home comforts"

Cutting from 'Surrey Mirror' of an article by Phil Moore describing the conversion of Wray Common Mill into a permanent residence by owner Mr. John Skinner. The article gives an overview of what it is like to live in a converted windmill, and also includes a brief history of the mill.

"A mill on the River Wey"

Cutting from 'West Sussex and South of England Advertiser' giving a brief history of Elstead Mill near Farnham. The article contains details of the mill's changing function and ownership, and mentions that it stopped functioning as a mill in 1875 and was occupied by Mr and Mrs. H. M. Bentley as a private residence. It is accompanied by a sketch of the mill by Mr. Edward Langdon.

"Water mill converted to a home"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette and South of England Advertiser' describing the conversion of Cosford Mill in Surrey into a residence for Mr. and Mrs. Loarridge. The article provides details of the restoration effort, and is accompanied by a sketch by Mr. Sedgley.

"The last of the Town Mills"

Cutting from 'Surrey Advertiser' of an article by Matthew Alexander, the curator of Guildford Museum describing the history of the Town Mills in Guildford. The article provides a detailed history of the mill's ownership and functions, as well as its current use.

"Service in an old windmill"

Cutting from 'Daily Express' describing a church service held in a windmill on Reigate Heath. The article describes how the mill was converted into the chapel of St. Cross, and gives a brief history of the building.

"Tea by the mill"

Cutting from 'Evening News' describing how Lieutenant-Colenel H. M. Lambert plans to restore the windmill on Wimbledon Common and its surrounding area into a garden restaurant. The article also mention that the mill was being used as flats at the time by Head Keeper Jordan and Keeper Crabtree and their families.

"Windmill church"

Cutting from 'Daily News' describing the successful restoration effort at an old mill on Reigate Heath, and its conversion into a church.

"Windmill to be part of school"

Cutting from 'The Star' describing the conversion of an old mill in Croydon into a boys' school. The article provides details of how the building was modified to fit the needs of the school, as well as a brief history of the mill.

"Old mill sets a problem"

Cutting from 'Evening News' describing the appeal to save the old windmill at Shirley near Croydon. The appeal was led by Croydon Borough Council, who intended to use it as a school, and the article mentions a survey to be carried out by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings to decide if the mill was worth saving.

"School want mill to stay"

Cutting from 'Evening Star' describing the plans to build a school at the site of an old windmill in Croydon. The article mentions that architects needed the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings to conduct a survey before work on the mill could start, and also speculates as to potential uses for the mill once it has been restored.

"Surrey windmill preserved"

Cutting from 'Daily Telegraph' describing the decision by Croydon Corporation to preserve Shirley Windmill, and use it as a sports store within the grounds of the John Ruskin Grammar School.