New Hall Mill is open this Sunday for the last open day of 2017


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

There’s a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (10th September 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…

New Hall Mill is open again on Monday for one of the last open days of 2017. I can heartily recommend the place – it’s fascinating and I had a great time there on 2015 Spring Bank Holiday Monday – not enough people know about this wonderful building.

There’s also an appeal ongoing for people who may be interested to join the friends of New Hall Mill and help in all sorts of ways – the team need all kinds of expertise from guides to engineering types who may have time to spare. See the message at the door to the post.

The open day is free to enter too (although donations are welcomed).

The Friends of Newhall Mill said:

Hello Bob

New Hall Mill – Last Open Day of 2017

The Friends of New Hall Mill will be opening the water mill to the public for the last time this year on Sunday 10th September. Come along and see flour being produced from wheat in the traditional way, have a go on a hand operated quern as still used in parts of the world today. Visit the gift shop, be entertained with Live music, see the many side stalls in the grounds and experience lovely walks alongside the streams and through the meadows.

There is an exhibition room and small tearoom selling cakes and beverages along with a garden shop where produce may be purchased from the millers garden. Don’t forget to visit Auntie Wainwrights to find that bargain that you always wanted.

For your entertainment, we have The Sutton Coldfield Tuneless Choir singing from 11:00 – 11:30 & 12:30 – 13:00, and additionally by special request we have secured the return of the U3A Swing Division Band playing from 14:00 – 15:00.

To finish the 2017 season, in the meadows and grounds; we have a bumper collection of Displays & Demonstrations by –

  • The Owen Motoring Club
  • Model Traction Engine & Living van
  • A vintage Bike Display
  • A Bike recycling organisation
  • The National Trust
  • Display of Model Aero Engines
  • A Gas Engine
  • Sutton Coldfield Photographic Society
  • Birmingham & The Black Country Wildlife Trust
  • Helen’s Handmade Gifts
  • Turner collection of Steam Models
  • Face Painting
  • Milk Bottles & Churns Display
  • Sutton Civic Society
  • Writing Equipment Display
  • Key Hill Cemetery Display
  • Display of Blow Lamps
  • Fuses, Plugs and Sockets
  • Hello Boo Children’s Clothes

I totally geeked out over this wonderful place.

There will be a guided walk at 11:15 (A walk around the grounds of New Hall Hotel) led by Marian Baxter.  Mill walks last for approx 45 minutes.

Entry to the site and Parking is free, donations are always welcome in order that we raise funds to maintain the buildings for all to see in the future.

Please note that we open at 10:00 and close at 16:00 with last entry onto site being at 15:45.

Access to the mill is off Wylde Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1QU – some 200 metres from National Cycle Route 534.

Having seen what we do, could you be able to assist? In order to continue holding these events, we need additional membership to help out on Open Days and Work Days. It is not all about Flour production – We have ageing machinery to maintain, kitchen staff are always welcome, there are openings in all areas. Have a chat with a volunteer on Open day.

Hoping to see you there
Alan Dawson – A friend of New Hall Mill.

More details can be found on their website – or their Facebook page here.

This is certainly a project worth visiting and supporting – 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.

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