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We still need mill research!

Author: Tony Bryan I reckon that mill research to record the surviving mills that are still fairly complete is urgent. (originally posted on Facebook) When the present economic recession lifts the historic property converters will get back into action with renewed vigour. Many mill enthusiasts have personal records going back 50 years, or so, and…

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Foston Windmill

Author: Jon Sass I remember Foston Windmill very derelict in the early 1960s and still a noble landmark on the A1. I would like to amplify Adam’s post http://www.millsarchivetrust.org/index.php/blogs/more/sails_from_telgraph_poles Thanks for bringing my attention to the Flickr image http://www.flickr.com/photos/millsarchive/3133015091/ My information (via Rex Wailes) stated that the miller Mr Rowbottom made three new sails for the…

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Sails from telegraph poles

Author: Adam Marriott The Mills Archive picture of Foston windmill in their newly relased Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/millsarchive/ shows a mill whose sails I have always liked. Jon Sass once told me the miller made them himself out of telegraph poles from the nearby A1 which were being changed at the time. i wonder if there was…

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Old Glory

Author: Jim Woodward-Nutt There is a good article in the January edition of ‘Old Glory’ magazine on Polkey’s Drainage Mill, Norfolk, which has recently been restored by Vincent Pargeter. It might be a good idea if a few people wrote to ‘Old Glory’ about mills, to encourage them to put in more mill articles. Jim

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