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"Restored Windmills"

Cutting from 'Cumberland News' describing a visit to Reigate by Mr John Forster, who noted the restoration of two windmills. The first was the mill on Wray Common, and the second was Mill Church at Reigate Heath, which was opened as a chapel after 1880.

"Capel efforts to save Shiremark windmill"

Cutting from 'West Sussex County Times' describing the efforts of Capel Parish Council to save the Shiremark windmill. The article contains details about the planned restoration, including an appeal to the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, and mentions Captain E. Broadwood as a possible candidate responsible for the restoration.

"Shiremark windmill"

Cutting from 'The Field' of a submission by Clive Holland giving a brief account of his memories of Shiremark mill, including the allegation that it may have been used as a holding area by smugglers.

"Cash grind at old windmill"

Cutting from 'Argus' describing the restoration of Outwood windmill near Horley. The article mentions that the mill became functional after owner Sheila Thomas repaired the sails, and also gives details about future restoration and plans for the mill.

"The old mill keeps on turning"

Cutting from an unknown source describing how Mr. Stanley Jupp, owner of Outwood Mill in Reigate, restored his mill to full working order with the help of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. The article also gives a brief history of the mill.

"Moving times for an old mill"

Cutting from 'Evening Argus' describing the efforts by the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society, the Surrey History Group and the Charlwood Society to relocate and restore Lowfield Heath windmill. The article gives details of the team's efforts, as well as a brief history of the mill.

"Fire razes Newark Mill"

Cutting from 'Sussex Advertiser' mentioning a fire at Newark Mill between Ripley and Pyford. The article gives details about the response to the fire, including statements from the owner Admiral E. H. Shattock and his family, as well as a brief history of the mill.

"£20,000 appeal to save mill"

Cutting from 'Daily Telegraph' describing an appeal for £20,000 to save the old windmill on Wimbledon Common. The article gives a brief history of the mill, as well as details of the intended uses for the building after restoration.

"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.

"War and Windmills"

Note in the 'West Lancashire Evening Gazette' drawing attention to the work of S.P.A.B. in helping preserve some of our earliest windmills, but within 10 years none may be left. Examples given are a mill dating from 1636 at Bourne in Cambridgeshire, one of the Outwood mills in Surrey (probably the post mill), and the mill on the site of the battlefield of Edgehill.

"Some Old Watermills"

Article in 'The Austin Magazine', published for their car owners, suggesting picturesque water mills their owners might like to visit.


Picture with caption from 'The Daily Telegraph' showing restoration work in progress on Brixton Hill tower mill.

"The Oldest Working Mill"

Letter from J D Ward of Minehead to 'The Field'about the 'Jack' and 'Jill' windmills at Outwood Common near Horley, Surrey, stating that the post mill Jill, built in 1665, is the oldest working mill in Britain.

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