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"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...