Berkswell windmill set to open doors this weekend - The Solihull Observer

Berkswell windmill set to open doors this weekend

Solihull Editorial 18th Jun, 2018 Updated: 18th Jun, 2018   0

BERKSWELL Windmill will be open to the public this Saturday (June 23).

The historic building is one of the most complete windmills in the UK.

It was last used as a working mill to mill flour back in 1948. But years of painstaking restoration have returned it to its former glory and it now looks exactly like it did back in its heyday.

Visitors can enjoy guided tours while children can try milling flour using mini-hand stones.




The Coventry weavers and spinners will be demonstrating their ancient craft.

Bill Pullen the Folk Singer will also be performing.


Saturday’s open day will run from noon to 4pm. Entrance is £3.50 for adults, £1 for under-16s and £8 for a family ticket of two adults and two under-16s. Proceeds will go to maintaining the mill.

The mill is on Windmill Lane, Balsall Common.

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