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Castle Valley Mill

by Randy Alkins

Our group at the Mill

Our group at the Mill

On October 30, 2016, 10 Healeys and 23 members drove to the Castle Valley Mill in Doylestown. Pa for a tour of the flour grinding and milling facility. The Mill is presently operated as a working flour mill distributing their product to various stores and restaurants in the Greater Philadelphia area. The owners, Mark and Fran Fischer, inherited the old mill from Mark’s grandfather and decided to reopen the 1800s mill as an active producer. We were shown around the mill operations which are still maintained in the old method of grinding with wheel and stone to produce flours.
The weather was perfect for Healey driving, with sunny skies and temperature in the mid-70s. The Neshaminy Creek runs alongside the mill, complete with waterfalls, and makes a most picturesque setting. We sat outside and enjoyed scones, coffee and conversation.
After the tour, we drove about one-half hour over back roads in Bucks County to the Pineville Tavern where we enjoyed a delicious lunch and comraderie.

Grinding Wheel

Grinding Wheel

Creekside

Creekside

A Fall Outing

Ready to Ride

Ready to Ride

by Randy Alkins

On Saturday, September 24th, 2016, more than 20 members ventured out in their Healeys to Hamilton, NJ, to the Grounds for Sculpture, first meeting in Doylestown. The skies were gray in the morning, and there was a brief sprinkle, but the afternoon turned sunny. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the day’s outing, followed by a good lunch at Killarney’s Publick House, nearby. Great conversations ensued.

Ready to tour the Grounds

Ready to tour the Grounds

Club members toured the sculpture gardens which were unique, and it was interesting to come upon a sculpture while strolling along the pathways.

Double,Double toil and Trouble

Double,Double toil and Trouble

The creative sculpture of the Three Witches in Macbeth, complete with bubbling cauldron, was fun to look to at. We were impressed with the various mediums employed to startle the viewers’ emotions.