Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Bank Holiday Monday (28th May 2018), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
New Hall Mill is open again next Monday for the second 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. 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:
The Friends of New Hall Mill will be opening the water mill to the public for the Spring Bank Holiday Monday on 28th May. A bumper festival of events will be located in the meadows and mill yard. Come along and see flour being produced from wheat in the traditional way, have a go on a hand operated quern, experience live music and dancing or simply enjoy the tranquillity of the pathways alongside the mill pond and in the meadow. Something for all tastes awaits.
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, returning by popular request, we have The U3A Swing Division playing Swing and Big Band Jazz between 11:00 – 11:45. This will be followed at 13:00 & 14:00 by Glorishears of Brummagem Morris Dancers.
In the cart shed will be a display of Large Steam Models
In the meadows and grounds; we have a bumper collection of Displays & Demonstrations –
- Turner collection of Steam Models
- Snuffles Hedgehog Rescue
- Bournville Bread Basket
- The National Trust
- Walsall Hand Spinners
- Vintage Bike Display
- Helens Handmade Gifts
- Face Painting
- Ladybird Books Display
- Women’s Hair Accessories Display
- Smoking Memorabilia
- 16th Sutton Coldfield Scout Group
- Birmingham & The Black Country Wildlife Trust
- Milk Bottles & Churns Display
- The Vintage Memory Store (vintage and retro toy collection)
- Model Fairground
- Gas Engine
- The Beekeeper
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, 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 – 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 last year below. I had a great time.