Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (12th August 2018), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
New Hall Mill is open again on Sunday for one of the last few open days of 2018. 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 foot of the post.
The open day is free to enter too (although donations are welcomed).
The Friends of New Hall Mill said:
New Hall Mill – 12th Aug 2018
There being only three remaining open days this year, “The Friends of New Hall Mill” will be opening the water mill to the public on Sunday 12th Aug. 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 the following events in the grounds and meadows for your enjoyment on the day.
Be entertained by the Lichfield Lighthouse Company at the following times, 12:30 – 12:50, 1:20 – 1:40 and 2:55 – 2:15.
At approx 11.15, Marian will lead a one hour or so walk – ‘A stroll in Newhall valley including the grounds of New Hall Hotel’
In the meadows and grounds; we have displays and demonstrations by:
- Lucy May’s Animal Days
- Bournville Bread Basket
- ECO Sutton
- Vintage Bike Display
- Trinity Photography Group
- Helens Handmade Gifts
- Face Painting
- Vintage Sewing items display
- Queen Victoria display
- Smoking Memorabilia
- Garden Sprayers display
- Birmingham & The Black Country Wildlife Trust
- Milk Bottles & Churns Display
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.