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  • Over 100 attend Boot and Shoe Makers history event

    Boot makers meeting

    The Wesleyan Reform Chapel in Stoney Middleton was packed to overflowing on Saturday morning 14th October when more than 100 people attended. The occasion was a hands on history event looking at the boot and shoe makers’ strike of 1918 – 1920. Many thanks to everyone who helped and came along. We were heartened by the… Learn more

  • Commemorating the Boot and Shoe Makers’ strike of 1918 – 100 years on!

    Strikers marching

    Come and join us for a ‘hands on’ history session – all welcome!! Find out about a key event in our local history, and life in Stoney Middleton & Eyam in the early 20th century. Look at photos, family connections, the census and local papers. Discover more about the people who made boots, fought in… Learn more

  • New picture from WWII – Sgt Homes with Special Constabulary

    sgt-holmes-special-constabulary

    Tim Knebel, Project Coordinator for ‘Peak in the Past’ has very kindly provided this picture. He came across it amongst some largely uncatalogued Derbyshire Police Constabulary records at Derbyshire Record Office. On the rear of the photograph it states ‘Sgt Homes with Special Constabulary Stoney Middleton (2nd world war)’. Can you name anyone? Its not… Learn more

  • Murder at the Moon Inn portrayed by local film group

    Peak in the past are a local community heritage group comprising a small collective of individuals with a shared passion for the Derbyshire Peak District and its past. Their aim is to celebrate, support and promote the Peak District National Park and its fascinating cultural heritage through the creation of an innovative historical documentary online… Learn more

  • New picture of the Stoney Middleton Royal Defence Corps from WWI

    Kindly provided by Ian Cox this is the first picture we have seen of the Stoney Middleton Royal Defence Corps (RDC), forerunner to the Home Guard as they were renamed during WWII. The role of the corps was to provide troops for security and guard duties inside the United Kingdom. Can you name anyone? The… Learn more

  • Servicemen of WWI & II

    49th Squadron

    Remembering and honoring the men from the world wars – Do you know anyone who served? Stoney Middleton and its brave men gave unreservedly for the benefit of our freedom, serving in both world wars. SMHCCG would like to commemorate these men compiling a list of all who served along with their stories. The information… Learn more

  • Prisoner camp from WWII

    This picture has very kindly been provided by Lois Bekeris and is possibly the only picture of the camp in existence. The camp was originally established as a military encampment at the beginning of the war, manned, by the Lancashire Fusiliers before housing prisoners of war. The camp was built on land between Middleton Hall and Calver, now… Learn more

  • Countryfile film in Stoney Middleton

    Matt and Ellie

    It was a proud day for Stoney Middleton when one of the most popular BBC programmes Countryfile visited the village. The programme has been running for 25 years and has over 8 million viewers. The programme showcases the most important aspects of Britain’s beautiful countryside, its wildlife and heritage assets, their decision to feature Stoney… Learn more

  • Path Improvements

    A wider safer pavement – now complete Work started last year has now been completed. The pavement from Lovers Leap right through to the Eyam junction has been cleaned, providing a wider safer walk. We again thank the Heritage Lottery Fund for the money and Andy Payne of J & A Road Sweeping, Digger and Dumper Hire from Eyam,… Learn more

  • Heginbotham Bros Ltd payment of invoice covering letter

    This original letter was provided to our group for inclusion in our archive and is in excellent condition. The letter is addressed to William Barker & Sons Ltd who were Tanners and Curriers which was one of the oldest industries in Otley. They were founded about 1845 Heginbotham Bros letter The letter provides a number… Learn more