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"Vanishing windmills"

Cutting from 'Evening Standard' describing the dismantling of a 100-year-old mill at Henlow due to safety reasons. The article also includes a brief history of windmills.

"Windmill as cadet HQ"

Cutting from 'Glasgow Herald' describing the conversion of an old mill in Dunstable into the headquarters for the Dunstable Sea Cadets.

"'Vicky' rides the storm..."

Cutting from 'Post Echo' describing the damage done to Dunstable Mill during a gale in 1892. The article contains details of the damage according to then-owner Mr. Rodwell, and the requirements for repair of the mill.

"The vanishing windmills of our lives"

Cutting from 'Bedforshire Times' of an article by John Pickford describing the restoration of some and loss of other mills in Bedfordshire. The article also contains brief histories of various mills in the area.

"Windmill reservoir"

Cutting from 'Evening Standard' describing the transfer of a windmill at Stanbridge from the owner to the district council in order for it to be converted into a reservoir to supply water to the village.

"A windmill sale"

Cutting from 'Luton News' describing the purchase of Stanbridge Mill by Mr. Eaton Bray. The article also provides a brief history of the mill and its previous ownership.

"And that's that"

Cutting from 'Daily Telegraph' describing the decision by Peter Law's heirs to demolish an old windmill at Cranfield after his death. The article also mentions that Mr. Law had unsuccessfully offered the mill to the National Trust for preservation.

"Before... and after"

Cutting from 'Dunstable Gazette' describing the restoration work carried out at Doolittle Mill in Eaton Bray by owner Mr. Buckmaster Linney. The article mentions challenges faced by Mr. Linney during the project, and his future plans for the mill.

"Nelson's spirit - still strong"

Cutting from 'Daily Graphic' describing the conversion of the interior of a windmill in Dunstable to resemble the interior of a ship by the Dunstable Sea Cadets for use as their headquarters. The article also contains details of the mill's purchase by the cadets.

"Old mill sagging at the sails"

Cutting from 'The Star' describing the shift from wind power to electricity at an old windmill in Biggleswade, resulting in deterioration of the sails. The article mentions that windmill expert Rex Wailes recommended the sails be taken down as soon as possible for further examination.

"Beauty spot of the district"

Cutting from 'Beds and Herts Evening Telegraph' describing a photograph of Biscot Mill taken by Mr. H. P. Wooding before it was demolished. The article also gives a brief history of the mill.

"Biscot Mill to disappear"

Cutting from 'Beds and Herts Evening Telegraph' describing the difficulty associated with safely demolishing Biscot Mill by either tearing or burning it down. The article gives a brief history of the mill and also includes details of attempted restorations by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and Friends of Luton Museum.

"Keysoe Windmill repair fund"

Cutting from 'Bedforshire Times' describing the damage done to the sails of Keysoe Windmill, and the intention to repair them by owner Mr. Filsell with the help of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. The article outlines the cost of repairs, and also gives a brief history of the mill.

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