Our next Friday Film Night at the Mill

A big shout out to John Lindley who hosts our wonderful Film Nights. John presented ‘In the Good Old Summertime’ on 27th December and it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone; as was the now expected pie, peas and mash supper that accompanies the evening. January’s film is ‘The Apartment’ and you are very welcome to join the audience, enjoy supper and a great film on the 27th January. As usual 5.30pm for supper at 6pm, price £10, members £8. 

Burn’s Night Supper at the Mill

Off to a great start in the New Year with our evening events – we advertised a Burns Night on January 25th, during December and at a week away we have already SOLD OUT!!! Thank you to those who have already booked with us.

Don’t worry if you missed this one we will be planning many more in 2023, watch our social media pages for our next event.

Santa was at the Old Saw Mill

Thank you to the Lions for persuading Santa to come and visit us on the 23rd. It was great to see the joy in all the children’s faces, who all left with a small gift from Santa and the Old Saw Mill. 

A lovely start to the Christmas break. 

Special thanks again to all of those who came to visit Santa and made everyone’s day so special. 

The Repair Cafe’s January Return

A reminder that life returns to normal with the first Repair Café of 2023 being held on Saturday 28th January from 10am till 2pm upstairs at the Old Saw Mill.

It’s time…. all those broken bits and bobs you discovered over Christmas that you don’t know what to do with might be able to be repaired. Bring them down and we will try and get them fixed for you.

North West in Bloom awards

We are thrilled to announce that The Old Saw mill has been awarded ‘Level 5 Outstanding’ in the It’s Your Neighbourhood category of RHS North West in Bloom. This is the highest award achievable.

Many happy hours were spent by our volunteer gardeners, Diana and Helen, to bring the garden back into order following Lockdown and to prepare it for Judging day. Many other volunteers gave their time when called on for specific jobs, plants were donated and extra watering duties were taken on to keep it all alive during the heatwave.

The judging also took into consideration all other aspects of the Saw Mill community, its people and its projects Thank you to all who contribute to this special place and helped us to achieve such a high standard.

The garden is a very peaceful space. Thank you for all the beautiful words written in our Garden Comments book from appreciative customers, volunteers and staff.

If you haven’t stepped into this space recently, please make sure to take a peek on your next visit. Once the warm weather returns in the Spring it will be open for customers to sit and relax and enjoy our secret corner of nature.

As the title of the category says It’s YOUR neighbourhood, we look forward to sharing it with you.

Upcoming events

Classic Movie Night’s at the Mill – Kind Hearts and Coronets 25th November

Regarded as one of Ealing Studio’s finest movies, released in 1949, Kind Hearts and Coronets will be November’s film of choice for John’s Classic Movie Night at the Mill. The first British film to be shown in this series of movies @ the mill.  Find a brief outline of the film below.

 The next classic movie night at the Mill will take place on Friday 25th November and booking is essential! Please ring the Old Saw Mill on 01260 277658 if you’d like to come. Doors will open at 5.30 pm. The excellent pie supper (veggie option available) – now with mashed potatoes! – is served at 6.00 pm followed by my brief introduction to the film and then the showing of the movie. Cost is £10 for non-members of the OSM and £8 for members.

Kind Hearts and Coronets is chiefly remembered for Alec Guinness’ playing of all 8 members of the D’Ascoyne family, including Lady Agatha! It’s a superlative series of character portrayals, for sure, but equally outstanding is Dennis Price as the embittered and smoothly calculating Louis Mazzini. Were that not enough, we have Valerie Hobson as the imperious, virtuous (but ultimately rather dull) Edith, and Joan Greenwood as the coquettish Sibella, delivering her lines in a honeyed purr that you feel could be spread on warm toast and eaten with your fingers!

Seen it before? So what? There’s no limit to the number of times that this film can be seen and savoured. And has a serial murderer’s story ever been so sympathetically told? An example of Black Comedy at its best, certainly, but Kind Hearts and Coronets doesn’t need defining by genre. It’s simply one of the finest British films ever made.

Sourdough Christmas Decorations Workshop

On Wednesday 23rd November 2022 The Old Saw Mill will be hosting a yuletide workshop led by craft demonstrator Joanne Chesterton. Have fun moulding and painting your own festive decorations out of sourdough.

 Enjoy a delicious Old Saw Mill buffet lunch included in the price.  All you need to bring is a mixing bowl, a flat baking tray and your imagination. All other materials will be provided. The workshop runs from 11.00 am until 4 pm and costs £15 per person (£12 loyalty card holders) 

Book early as spaces are limited. Suitable for ages 12 to 100. 

Watch this space for a what’s on in November and December guide because there are lots of things in the works…