Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (23rd June 2019), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
New Hall Mill is open again on Sunday for the third 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. See further down this post for details.
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 23rd June. 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 Lichfield Lighthouse Company performing 20 min sessions in the mill yard at 12:30pm, 1:20pm and 1:55pm.
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
- Maidens Fayre Jams
- Sutton Chess Club
- The Turner Model Collection
- Charles & Diana display
- “A Childhood remembered” display
- Vintage Tins display
- Model Fairground
- British Woodcarvers Association
- Birmingham & The Black Country Wildlife Trust
- Fentham Cottage Products
- Sutton Coldfield Civic Society
- Paper Flower Making
- Vintage Bicycles 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 4:00pm with last entry onto site being at 3:45pm.
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.