The Next Film Night – Born Yesterday

So, our next film night is already upon us – yes, it’s September already!
Our next Classic Movie Night at the Old Saw Mill will be on Friday 23rd September- showing the fabulous 1950’s romantic comedy Born Yesterday (see below).

Please book early if you’d like to come. All 3 of these evenings to date have been sell-outs and there were a few of you who missed out last time. Please ring the Old Saw Mill on 01260 277658 if you’d like to come. Doors will open at 5.30 pm. The food is served at 6.00 pm followed by a 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.

Below find a brief description of the film.

Born Yesterday (1950)
Whether we’re talking Easter Parade, My Fair Lady, Pretty Woman or others, George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion theme has been interpreted many times but never so brilliantly as in this dynamite romantic comedy. Starring ‘Golden Boy’, William Holden and the dazzling Judy Holliday, this movie of double-dealing, chicanery and shady political machinations is as searingly relevant today as it was then. First released on 25th December 1950, Born Yesterday proved to be the best Christmas present any lover of great movies could wish for. A comedic tour-de-force by Judy Holliday (who was to tragically die from cancer just 2 weeks short of her 44th birthday) landed her the best actress Oscar.


Let’s Talk About Climate Change

As you all probably know by now Congleton Climate Festival & Green Fayre is happening this month and there’s plenty of events lined up!
We’re trying to get as involved as possible like everyone in town and this means we’re the venue for some events and we’d love to see you. Below are four talks from Mark Thompson that will take place here at the Old Saw Mill between September 21st and 22nd where he will share his extensive knowledge around decarbonisation, Heating your home, Electric vehicles and misinformation on climate change.

21st September at the Old Saw Mill in Congleton
Decarbonisation – How the UK is REALLY doing!
Join Mark from 6 pm – 7 pm for a fascinating insight! Understand the true scale of the problem, the progress being made and how to stay positive despite the enormity of the challenge ahead!
Misinformation on Climate Change
Join Mark from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm for a discussion on misinformation where it comes from (not necessarily always what you might expect as the sources), how to spot it, and easy things anyone can do to reduce its impact. Mark researched this really thoroughly in the last 6 months – it’s chilling what is actually going on!

22nd September at the Old Saw Mill in Congleton

Heating your home – How to reduce costs
Join Mark from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm for a discussion on how to improve thermal comfort while also reducing cost and carbon. We will also take a look into the future of heat pumps. This is far more than just being a dull talk about insulation, as it includes lots of less well-known insights and tricks. Hugely useful given energy cost hikes again in the autumn. Includes a Q&A.

Electric Vehicles – Facts, Myths & Real-World Experiences
Join Mark from 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm for a discussion on the move to electric vehicles, it’s happening. We will get under the skin of the perceived issues and impacts of the move to electric vehicles. Includes environmental impact, power grid capacity and EV charging infrastructure.

Further details are available at the link below, just scroll down the page to find what you need.

Some of the events need booking, the links aren’t on the website yet but you will be able to book using the link above closer to the time but if you’d like to register your interest in the meantime, please Email Cathy on

Fire’s in Congleton – A Walk

Nowhere escapes the ravages of fire, Congleton is no different. It’s impossible to tell the story of The Old Saw Mill without talking about fires that have influenced its evolution: the first in 1984, then 1998 and finally in 2019. Peter will relate the story against the background of other fires that have had a dramatic effect on the town. These will take place on two dates Thursday 15th and 22nd of September. Starting at 2pm outside the TIC and finishing around 4pm with tea, coffee and cakes at The Old Saw Mill, price £5.

60’s night – It’s happening!!

Our postponed 60s night is happening on Friday 19th August. Get your glad rags on and come and party to the 60s groove; 6.30pm for 7pm £15 including first drink and food, members £12. Evening featuring music, quizzes, singalongs and of course 60s food and drink! Dress optional – behave you know what we mean!!

Let’s make this one to remember!

Old Saw Mill Treasure Hunt

Looking for something to occupy the youngsters during the summer break?
Why not try The Old Saw Mill Family Treasure Hunt.

Solve puzzles to find and go to locations around Congleton town centre and collect the answers to enter a children’s’ prize draw.
Aimed at 6 to 12 year old’s, they will need to be accompanied by an adult (who may even be needed to help with the puzzles so don’t imagine you will be getting an easy time).
Entry is £2 per person and everyone gets a free drink plus a ticket for a raffle to win a hamper. Age 5 and Under go free, and we’re happy to provide them with a complimentary small drink.

The hunt is available from 22nd to 27th August, pick up your question sheets at The Old Saw Mill during opening times, Monday to Friday 10 until 3 and Saturday 9 until 3.

See you there!!!

Board Games

We’ve tried a few times to form a board games group, but this time we’re really going for it so come and join us, we’re going for Thursday afternoons from 2pm.

We’ll campaign for people to donate more board games too, but we have the most wonderful chess set already that’s begging to be played! And plenty of playing cards….

Film Nights – the success of The Big Sleep

On the 29th July we had our second film night and very successful it was too- fully sold out again. John Lindley showed The Big Sleep, and everyone seemed to enjoy the lovely film and food. Great film and traditional food all for £10 that has to be great value, I mean how could you go wrong?

No film in August we are afraid but the next film is showing on the 23rd September, so watch out for further announcements. If you have a favourite film let us know.

Groups – A reminder of what’s going on @ the Old Saw Mill

Here’s a reminder of what groups are meeting at the Old Saw Mill regularly
Knit and Natter
An informal group of knitting and nattering that meets at the Old Saw Mill every week on Tuesday from 2-3pm. (NO BOOKING REQUIRED)
A peer led men’s mental health and wellbeing group, who meet in the Old Saw Mill for a chat on Mondays 1-3pm. (NO BOOKING REQUIRED)
Women’s Health and Wellbeing Support Group
This group meets bi-weekly at the Old Saw Mill on Monday’s from 1-2:30pm – with the next session running on 15th August 2022. Sessions are relaxed and filled with positivity – come and meet like-minded women to connect, listen, share and support.
To book follow this website –

Cheshire East Community Yoga and Mindfulness Classes
This class is split into the two sessions running one after the other on the last Monday of each month.
With the Free Community Mindfulness & complimentary lite brunch running from 11:30 until Noon.
Then the Free Community Yoga runs from 12 Noon until 1pm.
29th August
26th September
31st October
Any enquiries and to book please contact – 07412773001
Repair Café
Congleton’s very own repair café runs out of the Old Saw Mill – with Members of the community banding together to repair Congleton’s broken items, while sharing their knowledge with the hope of teaching the community key transferable skills to limit the amount of ‘waste’ that goes to the landfill.
This event runs on the last Saturday of every month here at the Old Saw Mill from 10am till 2pm – No need to book just turn up on the day
Ukrainian Drop In’s
Further to this we are hosting drop-in sessions to provide a safe, welcoming space for Ukrainians and their host families in town to meet chat and share. These are running every Wednesday and Saturday from 2-3pm in the Café at the Old Saw Mill. (NO BOOKING REQUIRED)

Antenatal and Postnatal teach in classes – Baby Stepps
Nic and Emily of Baby Stepps! Are excited to introduce you to their Antenatal and Postnatal education classes! The groups held in The Old Saw Mill, Congleton, are relaxed, interactive and fun! Encouraging questions, laughter and friendship!
Some events are planned in August but not set in stone, so keep an eye on their Facebook page below to keep up to date with future events

The organisation MyCWA, a Cheshire based charity supporting families affected by domestic abuse, uses the Old Saw Mill for various drop-in sessions and peer support groups for individuals in Congleton and surrounding areas .
Congleton Peer Support Lounge is a monthly support session for female survivors of domestic abuse, with each week’s topic focussed around the five ways to wellbeing – connect, take notice, keep learning, be active and give.
To find out more or to book your place please call – 01270 250390

Dove Buddies
Dove Buddies, organised by the Dove Service is a friendship group for adults experiencing loss and/or isolation. Offering the chance to meet new people, with the option of purchasing some refreshments from The Old Saw Mill’s Delicious Menu.
This group will run every first Tuesday of the month from 12:30pm until 2:00pm here at the Old Saw Mill.
Any enquiries or for further information please contact 01782 683155 or

Cheshire Kids Clothes Swap Shop
We are also being host to some Cheshire Kid’s Clothes Swap Shop events upstairs here at the OSM, their aim is to recycle as many kid’s clothes as possible in Cheshire East! Amazing right… The first event was a huge success so Nicola is looking into finalising future dates for the coming year. Keep an eye on their Facebook page here for future dates.

What’s going on @ the Old Saw Mill

The Old Saw Mill has been busy providing space for growing groups some, already at the OSM and the others in the development process. If you view the full post on our website (URL below) you’ll find a list of groups which use the OSM on a regular basis. If you’d like any further information regarding any of the groups, or aren’t sure on how to book please contact us.

If you’d like to enquire about making a room booking, please contact us using the phone number – 01260 277 658 or email us on –