Cutting from 'Doncaster Gazette' describing the auction of Misson Mill and its accompanying buildings by Messrs. Gorbutt and Cartwright. The maximum bid placed was for £550, which the auctioneers rejected, and announced they were open to a private transaction with any interested parties.
Cutting from 'Doncaster Chronicle' of an obituary for Mr. James Henry Sleight, the miller of an 1864 windmill in Misson. The article provides a background of Mr. Sleight's life, and a detailed history of the mill, its structure, and his operation of it.
Cutting from 'Doncaster Gazette' of an obituary for Mr. J. H. Sleight, the miller at Misson Mill. The article describes the operation of the mill under his care, and also provides some details about his personal background.
Cutting from 'Retford Times' describing the auction of Misson Mill after the death of the owner, Mr. J. H. Sleight. The article contains a detailed history of the mill, as well as a description of its structure. It also explains the different processes involved in the operation of a mill.
Cutting from the 'Eastern Evening News' about Mr G. S. Goreham, a member of SPAB, who would like volunteers to help him with the restoration of Reedham drainage mill. The mill is identified from Arthur Smith's 1978 'Drainage Windmills of the Norfolk Marshes' as the most probable subject [no.49] - TKG.
Cutting from the 'Peterborough Evening Telegraph' about the work the East Anglian Steeplejack Company are doing in reducing the tower of Eye Mill and removing the rotten brickwork, rather than demolishing the mill entirely. The mill's name used to be "Black Mill" but subsequently its body got whitewashed so that seems a rather odd name now !
Cutting from 'Daily Express' of a profile of Herbert Thompson, the miller of a windmill at Epworth. The article outlines how Mr. Thompson and his sons contribute to the agricultural production, and includes Mr. Thompson's regret that so much fertile land was left unfarmed at the time.
Cutting from "Kent and Sussex Post" reporting that the Architectural Press have just published an interesting "work" on "English Windmills" by the author M I Batten under the auspices of the SPAB. It makes mention of the fact that Windmills are "rapidly becoming things of the past", though many still remain.