After today’s washout, might I suggest a lovely thing to visit locally today, that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating?
New Hall Mill is open again today (Sunday, 14th June 2015) for their Wild Flower Day and I can heartily recommend the place. It’s fascinating and I had a great time there last Bank Holiday Monday – not enough people know about this wonderful building.
It’s free to enter too (although donations are welcomed).
Alan Dawson, Friend of the mill, wrote to tell me about it originally – here’s what he had to say:
New Hall is a fully restored 18th century mill which opens to the public on seven days each year. On open days the mill is operated by the Friends of the mill who produce flour and allow visitors to gain an insight into days past.
Displays and demonstrations of traditional skills are undertaken in the mill meadow where you can also follow a tree trail and go on a guided walk, if so desired.
There is a small tearoom selling cakes and beverages along with a garden shop where produce may be purchased from the millers garden.
Entrance to the mill and car parking is free. The times of opening are 10.00 – 16.00 and this year’s remaining open days are as follows –
Sunday June 14th – Wild Flower day
Sunday July 12th – Nature day
Sunday August 9th – Hobbies day
Bank holiday Monday August 31st – Arts and Crafts day
Sunday September 13th – History day
Access to the mill is off Wylde Green road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1QU, some 200 metres from the National cycle route.
More details can be found on our website – www.newhallmill.org.uk
Alan Dawson – A friend of New Hall Mill.
This is certainly one worth visiting – please do pop along if you can. It is truly fascinating.