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"Home for a Venetian?"

Cutting from an unknown source describing an appeal by the West Sussex River Board to Mr. John Jefferson, the County Planning Officer, to preserve Rowner Mill. The article mentions the opposition by the general public on the mill's demolition, and also mentions the cost of repairs,.

"Toy factory in a converted mill at Rogate"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette and South of England Advertiser' of an article by Alison Ross describing the conversion of Durford Mill near Rogate into a toy factory. The article goes over the history of the owner of Tiger Toys, Ltd., Mr. Robert Hirst, and how he came to set up his factory at the mill. It also includes a brief overview of the technical processes taking place at the factory.

"Rowner Mill"

Cutting from an unknown source of a submission by Leonard Ford containing details of his family's involvement at Rowner Mill in Sussex. The cutting also includes Mr. Ford's regret of the West Sussex River Board's decision to demolish the mill.

"Rowner Mill"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette' of a submission by A. F. Woolridge detailing his grandfather George Baverstock's involvement as a miller at Rowner Mill.


Correspondence from readers regarding different mills. The first on this cutting is a submission by F. H. Hughes lamenting the demolition of Rowner Mill, and expressing an interest in learning more about the Ifield and West Chiltington mills. The second submission is by Margaret Holt, correcting details on a previous article that had appeared on Ifield Mills.

"Anglers may save the old mill"

Cutting from 'Argus' detailing the possible purchase of Rowner Mill by the Fine Fishers Club from the West Sussex River Board. Mr. Philip Pickering, the club's curator, revealed that there were plans to lease the mill and convert it into a clubhouse. The article also provides a brief history of the mill.

Obituary for miller Gordon Gwillim

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette' of an obituary for Mr. Gordon Maxfield Gwillim, the miller of Coultershaw Mill in Petworth. The obituary includes some details of Mr. Gwillim's life, and his work at the mill after taking it over from his father, John Gwillim.

"Bygone days recalled by miller's daughter"

Cutting from 'West Sussex Gazette' of an article by Phyllis Catt, daughter of John Gwillim, a miller at North Mill at Midhurst. The article goes over Mrs. Catt's memories of growing up at the mill and her father's role as a miller there.

"Old mill to turn again"

Cutting from 'Argus' describing the efforts to dismantle Lurgashall watermill near Petworth and re-erect it in the Open Air Museum at Singleton. The article mentions that the mill was offered to the Museum by the Leconfield Estate Company, and also provides some technical details about the project.

"The old mills by the stream..."

Cutting from 'Evening News' describing a meeting to be held at Dean's Mill in Lindfield, called by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings to discuss the future of water mills. The article mentions that although many of the mills have been repurposed, Dean's Mill is still used for its original purpose of flour-making.

"Health is the mill's business"

Cutting from 'Argus' describing the growing trend towards a healthier, more environmentally-friendly lifestyle and how people are turning more towards 'health foods'. The article goes over the benefits of this trend to Mr. Bernard Lynwood, a miller at Dean's water mill in Lindfield, which produces organic flour. It also includes some technical details about running the mill.

"Firemen save the mill - from water"

Cutting from 'Argus' describing the saving of a mill in Hayward Heath by firemen from flooding from its mill pond. The article includes technical details of the operation provided by Divisional Officer Mr. G. R. H. Payne.

Submissions on Ifield Mill and Rackham Mill

Cutting from an unknown source containing submissions with information about various mills. The first is from Margaret Holt describing the conversion of Ifield Mill into a youth club, and the transfer of its engine to the Science Museum in South Kensington. The second is from Mrs. I. Cartwright, referring to an earlier submission by Leonard Ford, supplying more information about her family's involvement with Rackham Mill.

"Back to the grindstone"

Cutting from 'Evening Argus' of an article by Guy Presence describing the restoration effort by Kenneth Clement and his team of volunteers at Ifield Mill, Crawley. The article goes over details of the restoration effort, and mentions the intended use of the mill as a fully functional corn-mill. The article mentions Ted Henbery as project leader.

"Why work at mill keeps Alan out of the pub..."

Cutting from 'Mid Sussex Times' of an article by Janice Roup describing the restoration effort by Alan Hancock to an old water mill outside Horsted Keynes. The article contains a brief history of Hancock's life, including his fascination with mills and vintage cars.

"John Osborne buys the mill"

Cutting from 'Evening Argus' detailing the purchase of an old 13th century water mill at Hellingly by playwright John Osborne. The article mentions the mill was previously used as a tea shop by then-owners Mr. and Mrs. Edward Egleton.

"Rebirth of a mill"

Cutting from an unknown source of an article by Robert Ashby describing the efforts to restore Ifield Mill in Crawley. The article goes over the work of volunteers to preserve the heritage of the mill in the face of rapid development in the surrounding area, and mentions that they are a part of the Sussex Industrial Archaeological Group.

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