Rex Wailes Collection. The Restoration of Cranbrook Mill

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    Francis-Legg, Hayden [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2022 February

    Medium Digital

    Arts, culture and heritage > Collections of importance


    Scope & contentBy Hayden Francis-Legg, Rex Wailes Collection, UK

    The Rex Wailes collection at the Mills Archive contains a substantial number of photos that detail the restoration of Union Mill at Cranbrook, Kent, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The mill was described as ‘the finest smock mill in all of England.’ Rex, at this time, was the Technical Advisor to the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and reported to the society in 1952 that the windmill was in a dire state...Read more.


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