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.

Photo of John Russell white plaque
Keith Seabridge on Flickr

by Cranbrook Heritage

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