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"Old mill needs repair"

Cutting from the 'Croydon Times' telling how a firm of Lincolnshire millwrights have advised that around £485 will be needed to put Shirley Mill to rights

"Facelift for a windmill"

Photo in the 'Yorkshire Evening Post' showing the scaffolding around Shirley Tower Mill in Surrey, which is being incorporated in the new Grammar School.

"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.

"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.

"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...

"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...

"40. - SHIRLEY MILL"

Article in the 'Purley and Coulsden Advertiser' about the history of the old windmill that is having a new school built alongside it

"Shirley Windmill"

Cutting from "Croydon Advertiser". The old windmill at Shirley village is a familiar landmark in the Shirley Hills.