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Tower mill, Shirley, Croydon
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"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.

"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 the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings to decide if the mill was worth saving.

"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 on the mill could start, and also speculates as to potential uses for the mill once it has been restored.

"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.

Shirley Mill

Pen and ink drawing, M1129 Shirley tower mill, Croydon, 28/07/1938

Wood, Karl Salsbury (1888-1958), artist

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