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  • Early 20th century - present

Press cuttings relating to windmills and watermills.

The Mills Archive

"County grant for historic corn mill"

Cutting from unknown source describing the contribution of funds for mill refurbishment at Crabble Corn Mill. Contributors include economic development and tourism sub-committee, English Heritage and Dover District Council. A brief history of the ...

"Vic puts wind into old mill's sweeps"

Cutting from 'Observer' of an article by Kevin Smith describing efforts by Vic May to restore Barnham Mill in order to preserve some heritage in West Sussex. As part of his fundraising, Mr. May applied for a grant from the EC's Comm...

"The miller's tale"

Cutting from 'Evening Argus' of an article by Sue Bishop describing efforts by Caleb Newnham's family to restore his old post mill in East Sussex. The East Sussex County Council provided funding for the restoration, and a Manpower S...

"For sail"

Cutting from 'The Mirror' of an article by Nick Ames describing the sale of King's Mead windmill in Sussex, located near the site of King Harold's last battle. The sale was handled by Tom Humphries of A. W. Vint and Son.

Restoration efforts at Salvington Mill

Cutting from 'Herald' describing the various problems and restoration efforts carried out at Salvington mill. The Worthing Borough Council eventually bought the mill to begin repairs to it in earnest.

"Winds of change..."

Cutting from 'Herald' of an article by Jocelyn Hollebone describing the successful restoration efforts at Salvington Mill. The parties involved in the repairs were the West Sussex County Council and the Friends of High Salvington Mill. T...

"Windmills are going the way of the dinosaur"

Cutting from 'Midweek Gazette' of an interview of molinologist Arthur Carlton Smith by Martha Snowden. In it, Snowden talks to Smith about his travels to various mills and his project to locate and map different mills all over the countr...

"Mill rescue operation"

Cutting from 'The Post' of an article describing the restoration efforts at Nyetimber mill. The working machinery from the mill was rescued by a team from the Singleton Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, and museum director Chris Zeuner...

"Fletching's old mill is being demolished"

Cutting from 'Sussex Express' describing the demolition of a watermill in Fletching. The occupiers of the mill houses at the time were Mrs. E. J. Martin and her husband, and past millers mentioned in the article include Mr. Joseph Martin...

Restoration work done at Fittleworth Mill.

Cutting from 'The West Sussex Gazette and South of England Advertiser' of a short article by Lucy Bell describing the restoration work being done at Fittleworth Mill. The project was carried out by Wessex Timber Preservation, Ltd. and th...

"Another watermill goes out of service"

Cutting from 'The West Sussex Gazette' of an article describing the closure of Coultershaw Mill in Petworth. The family business that ran the mill, J. Gwillim, Ltd., was forced to shut down due to economic reasons. A brief history of the...

"Water power for ancient mill"

Cutting from unknown source describing the building of an open-air museum in West Dean Estate near Chichester, where an artificial lake was being built to provide water power to a mill and tilt hammer.

"Threatened water mill is saved"

Cutting from 'Argus' of an article describing the rejection of demolition plans by the owner of Hammonds Mill, Mrs. Virginia Sainty, by the Mid Sussex District Council Plans Sub-Committee. The committee were hoping the Department of the ...

"History of Bine Mill"

Cutting from 'The West Sussex Gazette' of an article by G. D. Johnston describing the history of Bine Mill at Storrington. It outlines ownership of the mills through the years, as well as technical information about the mill's machi...

"Old mill is a toy factory"

Cutting from The West Sussex Gazette' of an article outlining the setting up of a toy factory called Tiger Toys, Ltd. in Durford Mill by Robert Hirst. The article also mentions employment opportunities created in the area by the toy factory.

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