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Worcestershire's only working water powered corn mill

Many know Shelsley Walsh as an historic motor sport venue, and home to the Midland Automobile Club (MAC), but it also has a working water mill on the same site! 

Many features of the restored mill date from the 17th century, but records do indicate that there has been a mill on this site going as far back as 1308. Now, after many years of extensive restoration by the volunteers, the Shelsley water mill is the only functioning water-powered corn mill left in Worcestershire. 

Over the weekend of 8th & 9th June, the volunteers who have restored the mill, and now operate it, will be hosting a FREE open weekend for people to see first-hand how the mill works - although any donations on the day will be gratefully received. 

The mill will be open to visitors between 10am and 4pm, admission is free and there is plenty of parking space. As well as touring the mill you will be able to see period vehicles, watch milling demonstrations if conditions on the day allow, and enjoy refreshements.

There will be a display of classic vehicles and a steam traction engine from a by-gone era, as well as access to the 13th century St Andrew’s Church which is just next door. Teas, coffees and cakes will be available for purchase during the day. For those who are unfamiliar with the historic hill climb, come and take the opportunity to walk the 1000-yard course and work up an appetite for another slice of homemade cake. Come along for a family day out!

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