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Fun to be had at popular Berkswell Windmill open day

Shaun Reynolds 9th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BERKSWELL’S historic windmill will be open to the public this Saturday (August 13) from noon as part of National Heritage openings across the country.

Though named Berkswell Windmill, the landmark is situated in Balsall Common and will offer visitors an insight into the world of flour making to all visitors attending.

Entrance fee includes a guided tour of the windmill with all proceeds from the day going towards the maintenance of the Mill.

Volunteers have been busy preparing for the open day with freshly painted sails to add an extra sparkle to the near 200 years old structure.

A spokesperson said: “Visitors can enjoy the guided tour and our young visitors can try their hand at milling flour with our mini-hand stones.

“We’ll have a selection of scrumptious cakes on offer for visitors too.

“We’re encouraging families to come along and support the open day as the Mill has been standing for almost two centuries.

“It looks exactly the same 200 years on and is complete with all of its original machinery and is thought to be one of the most complete Mills in the country.”

Admission fees are priced £3.50 for adults, £1 for under 16s or £8 for a family tickets.

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