New Hall Mill is open again next Monday for the second open day of 2019. 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. Speak to any member of the friends group when you’re there.
The open day is free to enter too (although donations are welcomed).
The Friends of New Hall Mill said:
New Hall Mill – 27th May 2019
The Friends of New Hall Mill will be opening the water mill to the public on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May. 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 40’s Three, Easy listening music of the 30’s and 40’s throughout the day with breaks
There will be a guided walk at approx 2.00 pm around the mill and the grounds.
In the meadows and grounds; we have Displays & Demonstrations by –
- Bournville Bread Basket
- Woodland Craftsman and Pole Lathe Turner
- Maidens Fayre Jams
- Snuffles Hedgehog Rescue
- The Beekeeper
- Walsall Spinners
- The Warwickshire Regiment in WW1 and an armchair guide to the battlefields
- The Turner Model Collection
- Laundry Irons display
- “We had one of those” display
- Vintage sewing display
- Model Fairground
- Face Painting
- Vintage Bicycles display
- Birmingham & The Black Country Wildlife Trust
- Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Trust
- Fentham Cottage Products
- Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust
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 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.