- 5 April 1928 to 6 August 1928
Part of Rex Wailes Collection
A repurposed Army field message book labelled, "Mainly Lincs 1928 & Brill & Lancs" but beginning with a five page, narrative account of the first two days of Wailes' trip to France with H.O. Clarke and his assistant, Herbert Bean[stor]. The account ends with disembarkation at Calais but includes a proposed itinerary through Nord pas de Calais for Easter Sunday 1928. There are then eight pages of lists of windmills, many but not all, being in Lincolnshire. The remainder of the book comprises: brief research notes on Lincolnshire millwrights and windmills (17 pages); fuller research notes and drawings of various Lancashire windmills (27 pages); brief research notes for visits made to Brill Windmill and Castle Mill, Beccles in July 1928; 11 pages of full notes and drawings concerning repairs to Brill Windmill taken in August 1928. Lastly four loose sheets at the rear of the notebook listing negatives of numerous windmills required by Wailes. Those windmills identifiable from the notes are listed at "Place access points" below.
Wailes, Reginald (1901-1986), engineer, known as Rex