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Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex England
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"Otterton Mill, Devon - The Last Working Mill on the River Otter"

Guide gives historical context from Doomsday to the present day. The disolution of the monosteries during Henry XVIII reign enabled Otterton Mill to become a substantial corn mill on the River Otter. Restoration began in 1976 and continued by Desna Greenhow who became miller and director. The guide gives details of the Water wheels, machinery, stone floor, mill stream and sluices and milling process. There is the Otterton Mill Gallery space for exibiting crafts and professional exhibitions.

Greenhow, Desna, miller

"Suffolk Windmills"

Piece in the 'East Anglian Daily Times' on how the pioneering steps taken in East Suffolk to preserve some of their windmills is being followed by West Sussex and Bucks County Councils.

"English Windmills & Windmilling"

The Conference Folder for the Avoncroft Museum of Buildings Annual Weekend Conference 1977. Contains information on millwrights including biographical information on Vincent Pargeter and Rex Wailes, Ken Major, Bill Heathershaw of North Leverton Mill, and information on Danzey Green Mill, Norton Lindsey Mill, Chestern Mill, Harbury Mill, Berkswell Mill and Saxon Mill, Guy's Cliffe.

"New Study of Old Industries"

Article in the 'Dorset County Journal' about the lecture by Rex Wailes, newly appointed as Adviser on the preservation of industrial buildings to the Minister of Public Buildings and Works.

"The Winds of Change Blow By"

Article in 'The Illustrated Carpenter and Builder' by Reece Winstone A.R.P.S., F.R.S.A. on the theme of the variety of windmills and the arrival of the new wind turbine being put up at St.Albans that should generate 100 kW in a 30 mile per hou. wind.

"Windmill can still be saved"

Illustrated piece in the 'Hastings & St. Leonards Observer' showing the Mayor, Alderman C. Barfoot, inspecting the interior of Silverhill Mill with Mr Rex Wailes of the S.P.A.B. to assess how realistic its restoration could be.

"Mill restored"

Cutting from the 'Chichester Observer' recording the virtual completion of restoration work on Medmerry Mill in Selsey.

"Stansted Windmill"

Historical notes and restoration of windmill, Description of external features ( eg. Sails and fantail), ground floor, meal and stone floors, dirt and cap floors with Sectional diagram of mechanisms.

The Anchor Press, Bishop's Stortford

"An Office !"

Article in the 'Evening News' recording the story of how the restoration of Medmerry Mill came about, thanks to the S.P.A.B. being tipped off and Rex Wailes being asked to do an inspection, after which the owners, John & Douglas Bunn, decided to start the repairs.

Album XXII

Negatives of smock, tower and post mills and watermills in Kent and Sussex.

Buckland, John Stephen Percy (1935-2006), mill researcher

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