23rd Oct, 2016

Berkswell Windmill to open for the last time in 2016 this weekend

Sarah Mason 4th Oct, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

THE BERKSWELL Windmill will open this weekend for the last time this year to host a weekend of fun.

The historic windmill on Windmill Lane in Balsall Common will open its doors this Saturday (October 8) to host its renowned plant sale, with tomato plants, cottage garden perennials and many more on sale.

The Berkswell Windmill is one of the best known historic landmarks in Warwickshire and the Midlands and volunteers have been busily preparing the Mill for our next opening and have painted the sails.

From noon until 4pm there will be plenty on offer including a mini-stone for the children to attempt flour making, performances from the CoventrySpinners.

The windmill’s ever-popular cream teas will also be on sale.

The Mill was last used as a working Windmill, to mill flour in 1948 and today, looks just the same as it did then.

It is complete with all of its original machinery and is thought to be one of the most complete Mills in the country.

There is a small entrance fee which includes a guided tour of £3.50 adults; £1 under 16s and £8 family ticket . All proceeds go towards the maintenance of the Mill.