New Hall Mill near Sutton Coldfield is open again this Sunday (11th September 2016) for the final time this year and I can heartily recommend the place – It’s fascinating and I had a great time there on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 2015 – not enough people know about this wonderful building and the dedicated folk who look after it.
It’s free to enter too (although donations are welcomed). I should point out that dogs are not permitted (except assistance dogs), so probably best to leave Old Shep home…
Alan Dawson, Friend of the mill, wrote to tell me all about Sunday’s event:
2016 Heritage open day – For the final time this year, The Friends of New Hall Mill are opening the mill to the public on Sunday 11th September.
New Hall Water Mill 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.
There is an exhibition room & gift shop and a small tearoom selling cakes and beverages along with a garden shop where produce may be purchased from the millers garden.
For our final open day of the year we have put together a bumper package of events for everyone to enjoy in the meadow and grounds –
Sunday 11th September entertainment –
Music by Claret – Sutton Coldfield’s Folk band
Displays & Demonstrations by –
The Wood turner
1940’s shop memorabilia display
Royal Worcester flower making
Sutton Civic Society
Helen’s Handmade Crafts
Spice Adventure Group
Barr & Aston History Society
The Owen Motoring Club
Entrance to the mill and car parking is free, collection boxes for donations are positioned at various locations. Donations from visitors are most welcome as the mill depends upon these to assist towards the costs of maintaining and running the mill for your pleasure and enjoyment.
The times of opening are 10.00am – 4.00pm
Access to the mill is off Wylde Green road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1QU, some 200 metres from National cycle route 534.
Hoping you can give us a mention on the blog
Alan Dawson – A friend of New Hall mill.
This is certainly one worth visiting – please do pop along if you can. You can check out a gallery of my photos taken there last year below. I had a great time.