Friends of Forge Mill Needle Museum Supporting our Local Museum in Redditch


Sunday 22nd May

On Sunday, 22nd May, we had another excellent event at Forge Mill today with our annual 'Remembering the 40s' day.

Despite a short shower in the afternoon the weather was very kind to us and everyone was able to enjoy their picnics, and refreshments from our Abbey Meadows Coffee Bar, outside.

As always, the 40s team are really nice people who show a real commitment to their interest. There was some excellent 'hardware' on show with cars, military vehicles and equipment in first class condition and their owners were very willing to talk to enthusiasts both young and old. We also had an exciting model plane display over the Abbey site.

Indigo Arts, as always, 'did us proud' with an excellent performance of 1940s songs throughout the day.

An extra attraction this year was a single decker bus complete with driver from Wythall Transport Museum ( which did a 'shuttle' from the Abbey Stadium overspill car park. This significantly helped our parking problems for events and was thoroughly enjoyed by visitors.

We had about 500 visitors on the day, mostly adults, but there were also quite a number of families, and the children had at least as much fun as the adults.