From the Rayleigh Chamber of Trade website:
Mr Grant from the Historical Society has informed me that he needs to find a new home for the bow window that has been in storage in Eastwood since it was removed from being in storage at the windmill approx four years ago.
The window is fairly large and was from a shop next to the old Chequers pub near to where the factory shop is now. It is approx 200 years old but the glass is maybe 400 years old. It was valued by Staceys at approx ?1500 years ago. The window will be difficult to move and ideally needs to be relocated to a permanent site and displayed.
400 year old glass? That goes back to the time of King James I !
Shame there isn’t room for it in Squires; I think it would look rather quaint in there.
Why can’t it be put back in the windmill anyway? Loads of room on the second floor.