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"£5,500 mill plan may be opposed"

Cutting from an unknown source describing the resistance of a plan to open Skidby Mill as a tourist attraction. The article mention local residents' worries that the increased traffic will detract from the attractiveness of the mill.

"£3,000 to put wind in the sails"

Piece in the 'Yorkshire Post' about how one of the sails on Skidby Tower Mill is rotting and needs to be replaced but, because the building has been scheduled as of historic interest, dummies may not be used. So £3K has to be found by Beverley Rural Council.

"Yorkshire's last working mill"

Letter to the Editor of 'Country Life' from Arthur Gaunt of Brighouse, Yorkshire, drawing attention to the commendation by S. P. A. B. of the owners of Skidby Mill for keeping it in such fine condition.

Yorkshire windmills

Handwritten notes, photographs, postcards, press cuttings and ephemera relating to Yorkshire windmills

Goatcher, Edgar F (d 2015), local historian

Yorkshire Watermills and Windmills

Contains photogaphs of visits to Castle Howard and Low Gaterley watermill in North Yorkshire, and to Skidby windmill in East Yorkshiure and Kirkbymoorside windmill in North Yorkshire.

Yorkshire watermills

Handwritten notes, photographs, postcards, press cuttings and ephemera relating to Yorkshire watermills

Goatcher, Edgar F (d 2015), local historian


Contains black and white photographs (and negatives) of Horden windpump, plus another unidentified windmill base. Also contains images of gardens plus a photograph of the painting "Safe Return" by Edmund Miller.


Lists of Yorkshire mills; Estimate for repairs to Skidby Mill per R. Thompson of Alford; Report on Gott's Mill, Armley; Note on Harome Mill, York.

"York's Windmill"

Letter from "G" to the Editor of the 'Yorkshire Post' supporting the idea that something must be done for York's old windmill.


Notes, reports, press cuttings and photographs of Yorkshire windmills.


Photographs, press cuttings, correspondence, and research notes on Yorkshire mills.

"York Estates Committee's disinterest"

Notes in the 'Leeds Mercury' including the report that the County's Estates Committee has decided to recommend Yorkshire County Council not to take over responsibility for repairs to Holgate Mill.

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