Theres a lovely thing to visit locally today (Sunday 8th July 2018), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
New Hall Mill is open again right now and 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:
The Friends of New Hall Mill will be opening the water mill to the public on Sunday 8th July. 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 before someone beats you to it.
We have a bumper collection of events in the grounds and meadows for our mid season opening
Be entertained by Sutton Coldfield Community Choir from 12-1.
At 11.15, there will be a new guided walk entitled ‘The Mill from The Air’, Jan will be utilising Google Earth to discover more about The Mill and its environs.
In the meadows and grounds; we have displays and demonstrations by:
- West Midlands Wood Turners
- The Beekeeper
- Turner collection of Steam Models
- Erdington Historical Society
- Gardenalia Display
- Bournville Bread Basket
- Fuses Plugs & Sockets
- Electrical Horrors
- Vintage Bike Display
- International Plastic Modellers Society
- Face Painting
- Life in the 1940’s & 1950’s Display
- Cobblers Display
- Smoking Memorabilia
- Birmingham & The Black Country Wildlife Trust
- Milk Bottles & Churns Display
- Model Fairground
- Sutton Coldfield Creative Stitchers
- Sutton Coldfield Lace Makers
- Gas Engine
- Pinkertons Classic Cycles
- Stockland Green History Group
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.
Only disability assistance dogs, in harness are allowed on site.
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, Tea room 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.
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.