John Russell
(1898-1958)

Died aged c. 60

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Photo of John Russell white plaque
Keith Seabridge on Flickr

John Russell (1898-1958). Last miller and owner of Cranbrook Union Windmill. John Russell saved Cranbrook Union Windmill from demolition by refusing a large sum of money from developers. Instead, he sold the mill and the very valuable surrounding land to Kent County Council for just one shilling in return for their promise to preserve the windmill.

Stone Street, Cranbrook, United Kingdom where they was