New Hall Mill History Day this Sunday – your last chance to visit in 2015


New Hall Mill is a splendid place, restored and run by wonderfully dedicated volunteers.

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (13th September 2015), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating

New Hall Mill is open again this Sunday for their final open day of 2015, when it’s their History Day. I can heartily recommend the place – it’s fascinating and I had a great time there on Spring 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 all about Sunday’s event:

Hi Bob & Friends of the Blog

Taking part in the national heritage open days, Newhall Mill will be fully operational on Sunday 13th September for our final open day of 2015. Come along and see flour being produced in a restored 18th century working water mill.

Being our History day, there will be displays by :

Austin Seven Car Club

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Local Civic Societies, History Societies and History Research Groups

For your entertainment, Danny Brain will be playing his Harmonette

A walk ‘The history of the Newell Valley’ will take place at 2.15.


I totally geeked out over this wonderful place.

Entrance to the mill and car parking is free. The times of opening are 10.00 – 16.00.

Although there is no charge for car parking or for admission to the mill or gardens, collection boxes are positioned at various locations. Donations from visitors are very welcome as the mill depends upon these to assist towards the costs of maintaining and running the mill for your pleasure and enjoyment.

Access to the mill is off Wylde Green road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1QU, some 200 metres from the National cycle route 534.

If you’ve never been, or just wish to have a return visit, this is the final public operating day of 2015, your last chance to see a piece of history in action. Why not come and join us and consider becoming a friend of the mill? We are always on the lookout for new members.

By the way, we have suspected that Muntjac deer have been living in the valley all summer. These thoughts have now been confirmed, please see attached photo taken from a video clip by a hidden camera. Who knows, if you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse!

Muntjac 1

Muntjac are a rare sight indeed – and it’s wonderful they’ve been seen in the New Hall Valley. Image from a trail cam near the mill, supplied by Alan Dawson.

More details can be found on our website –

Best regards,
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.


It’s not just the Mill, although that’s a gem itself – but the wonderfully tended grounds – plus a fine teashop!

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