Cutting from "Romford Times". The County Council is preparing plans to save the remaining windmills from disappearing from the Essex landscape. From the County surveyor's report it seems the County Council is taking this matter seriously. The report mentions several windmills that are in a serious state of deterioration.
Cutting from "Grays and Tilbury Gazette". It was revealed in a special report at a Planning committee meeting that only two windmills out of 112 in Essex were in working order. Discussions considered the viability of restoring and preserving of windmills in Essex. The report was adopted by the Town and Country Planning Committee.
Cutting from "East Anglian Daily Times". A report by the County Surveyor regarding Essex windmills recommended that the Smock Mill at Upminster should not be demolished. This was approved by the County Council.
Cutting from "Clackton Times" reporting "there is a real danger that many of the old familiar landmarks may be swept away to make room for the new housing estates". The Council is preparing a list of windmills in the county which may be conserved for the future.
Cutting from "The Times" reporting that "Essex County Council has decided to take steps to save windmills in Essex from possible demolition". This was precipitated by a letter received from the Society of the Protection of Ancient Buildings expressing "concern at the rapid disappearance of windmills in Essex".