There’s a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (9th September 2018), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
New Hall Mill is open again on Sunday for the last open day 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 this post.
The open day is free to enter too (although donations are welcomed).
The Friends of Newhall Mill said:
New Hall Mill – Sunday 9th September 2018.
Our final open day of 2018, The Friends of New Hall Mill will be opening the water mill to the public for Heritage Sunday 9th September.
Come along and see flour being produced from wheat in the traditional way, have a go on a hand operated quern as 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 where we will be having a half price sale to clear stock.
We have the following events in the grounds and meadows for your enjoyment on the day.
Be entertained by The Sutton Coldfield Tuneless Choir from 11.00am – 12.00pm
Marian will be conducting a walk around Newhall Valley and New Hall Hotel Grounds at 2.00pm.
In the meadows and grounds we have displays and demonstrations by:
- The Essence of the car 1/43rd scale models
- The Owen Motoring Club
- Bournville Bread Basket
- The National Trust
- Vintage Bike Display
- Writing Equipment Display
- Collectables Display
- Smoking Memorabilia
- Vintage Sewing Machines Display
- Birmingham & The Black Country Wildlife Trust
- Milk Bottles & Churns Display
- Sutton Coldfield Chess Club
- Trinity Photography 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 for the last time this year.
Alan Dawson – A friend of New Hall Mill.
More details can be found on their website – www.newhallmill.org.uk 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 in 2015 below. I had a great time.