There’s a lovely thing to visit locally this Sunday (22nd September 2019), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
New Hall Mill is open again on Sunday for the last 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 the message at the foot of this post.
The open day is free to enter too (although donations are welcomed).
The Friends of New Hall Mill said:
New Hall Mill – Last chance to visit the mill in 2019
As part of the National Heritage week celebrations, The Friends of New Hall Mill will be opening the water mill to the public on Sunday 22nd September for the last open day this year.
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 areas of the world. 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. Rumour has it that Auntie maybe having a SALE.
There will be a guided walk at approx 2.00 pm around the mill and the grounds.
For your entertainment, in the mill yard –
The Sutton Coldfield Tuneless Choir will be performing from 11.45 – 12.30.
Glorishears of Brummagem Morris Dancers will be performing from 1.00 – 1.30 & 2.00 – 2.30
Events booked in the meadow –
- The Royal Warwickshire Regiment Gallipoli Display
- Willys Jeep
- Bournville Bread Basket
- Trinity Photography Group
- Woodlands Craftsman & Pole Lathe Turner
- The Beekeeper
- Turner Model Collection
- Sutton Civic Society
- Collectables Display
- Haberdashery Display
- Sprayers and Spraying Machines
- Sutton Coldfield Creative Stitchers
- Sutton Lace Makers
- Bicycle display
- Birmingham & The Black Country Wildlife Trust
- Sutton Coldfield Photography Club
- Face painter
- Fentham Cottage Products
- Children’s Activities
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, parking attendants are required, there are openings in many 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 in 2015 below. I had a great time.