Theres a lovely thing to visit locally today (Sunday 28th July 2019), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
New Hall Mill is open again this Sunday and 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 door to the post.
The open day is free to enter too (although donations are welcomed).
The Friends of New Hall Mill said:
New Hall Mill – 28th July 2019 Open Day
The Friends of New Hall Mill will be opening the water mill to the public on Sunday 28th July. 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 12:30, 1:20 and 1:55
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 –
- West Midlands Wood Turners
- Owen Motoring Club
- Erdington Historical Society
- Bournville Bread Basket
- Vintage Gardening Equipment Display
- ECO Sutton
- Lucy May’s Animal Days
- Maidens Fayre Jams
- The Beekeeper
- Electrical Horrors
- Vintage Electrical Display
- The Turner Model Collection
- Steel Pen Trade Display
- International Plastic Modellers Society
- Writing Equipment Display
- Stockland Green Local History Group
- Face Painting
- Story Telling
- Vintage Bicycles Display
- Birmingham & The Black Country Wildlife 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.
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.