Great views from Gornal's historic windmill

Local people are invited to take in the views from the top of Gornal’s historic windmill and find out about what happens inside an extraordinary community building.

Ruiton Windmill on Vale Street will be throwing open its doors for an open day on Saturday 9 October, 10am-4pm. The mill is home to a host of community groups who would like to share their activities with their neighbours and bring together a new group of friends of the mill.

The day will see amateur radio demonstrations, people can find out about Dudley Caving Club, look at some of the history of the mines that surround us with the former Dudley Cave Rescue Team and investigate paranormal activity with a local paranormal group Paranormal Hauntings Investigations.

There will be make a windmill activity for the kids, refreshments will be available and entertainment will be provided by 1st Sedgley Morris in the courtyard.

The event is free and people are invited to just turn up however to keep the event Covid-safe and to manage numbers inside the mill, there may be a little wait. Access to the mill is from Vale Street where there is limited parking. Visitors are requested to consider this when planning their journey.

Ruiton Windmill Preservation and Development Trust is a registered charity that manages Ruiton Windmill in Upper Gornal, which is a listed building of historical significance and a great resource of the local community. The charity looks after the Windmill and rents out the facility to a number of groups.

The charity wants to link with their community and identify people and groups who could use the facility, or be involved in plotting an exciting future for the mill. New trustees are also wanted who can bring passion, enthusiasm and energy to breathe new life into this important historic community building. David Bowdley, Ruiton Windmill Trustee said:

“We’re really proud of our amazing community venue and would like it to be used and supported by even more local people. Our open day is a great way for people to find out more about us and find out how they can get involved.”

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